Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann said he was “really disappointed” with caretaker manager Andy Dawson and captain Rory McArdle following a hugely controversial equalising goal in the 3-2 defeat to Plymouth Argyle.
Argyle goalkeeper Matt Macey threw the ball towards the sidelines to get treatment for an injury mid way through the second half, but Iron winger Josh Morris kept the ball in play and chipped the stricken Arsenal loanee to score.
Swann suggested post match that he’d have supported the decision should Scunthorpe have allowed Plymouth to score to make amends for Morris’ unsporting behaviour.
“I don’t think we responded as well as we should have done as a football club in a sporting manner”, he told the press.
“We’ve been a very honest, hard-working club over the last six seasons.
“I like to think we play fair football so that was really disappointing. I’m really disappointed in what happened.
“It was hard to watch. Andy is only young and it is a huge decision to make, but there are enough people there to make the right decision.
Argyle went on to win the game 3-2 but were relegated with Scunthorpe as Southend snatched a late winner against Sunderland.