Fuming Partick Thistle gaffer Gary Caldwell last night waded into the ongoing ref row rocking Scottish football by branding whistler Andrew Dallas “arrogant”.
Dallas sent off Gary Harkins as Jags lost a late leveller in a 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Falkirk.
And Caldwell slammed the ref for putting livelihoods at risk with his decisions.
The Jags boss said: “We should’ve won but for another crazy decision. I had a quiet word with the ref after the game but I can’t say what he said.
“It’s private. It’s important for people’s lives they get these decisions right, though. I’m not saying they can be perfect but I think the way they go about it afterwards, the arrogance they show, isn’t great.
"It needs to improve. We need to make it better as this is people’s lives at stake in these games.”
Caldwell’s blast is the latest in a series of run-ins as relations between clubs and officials hit an all-time low, with Willie Collum and John Beaton both in the firing line recently.
And the Thistle boss added: “I think every week there are bad decisions in every game we play in.
“I felt the ref got sucked in. They came to frustrate and tackle and their bench erupts every time, and I’ve seen this before when the aggressors get away with things and every little foul is a yellow card for us.
“I don’t understand how every foul we make is a yellow card, yet they get away with one, two, three fouls. I think he got sucked in today.”