The foul itself was a debatable call. That TV replays showed the first contact took place outside the box and there were defenders around to cover merely compounded Holloway's woe.
"It is a weird feeling being up in the crowd and see how partisan their fans are," said Holloway.
"They were shouting for everything.
"They were shouting for stuff before we even kicked off. If you are in the middle and you have that whistle, it is very hard.
"I am glad I don't have it."
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