Wolves boss Mick McCarthy dismissed the jeers of Arsenal fans during defeat at Emirates stadium.
"I don't think it was a sending-off and the replays prove that. Karl has got the ball," he said.
"I felt bad for Karl, I ushered him off and congratulated him on his performance.
"The fans may have thought I was congratulating him on kicking one of their players, but I don't advocate that. I don't ask anyone to kick anyone."
McCarthy quipped: "I became the pantomime villain. Is that not part of the Premier League? They have won and they boo me off, probably because my team actually gave them a fright."