On his return to Cardiff, Harry Arter was sent off as Fulham managed to hold on for a 1-1 draw in the Welsh capital.
Manager Scott Parker was adamant it "was a foul" post-match, telling reporters initially contact was made.
I think the question that needs to be asked is ‘did he make contact with him?’ and he did. The first infringement is that he fouled him but we’ve not looked at that. We’re going straight to when he has taken two steps and gone down after that.
Two goals in the space of three minutes from Josh Murphy and Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic had the sides all level but it was midway through the second half when tempers really flared. Shortly after fouling Joe Ralls, Arter went down near the corner flag and was shown a second yellow. Cardiff fans took particular issue with their former player while Neil Warnock said post-match he should have been sent off earlier.
“It was a red card, and he probably should have been booked for throwing the ball at the linesman in the first half.”
? WHAT'S HE PLAY-ACTING AT?
Arter receives one of the most bizarre red cards for simulation the #EFL has ever seen!
What is the #FFC man doing there?
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 30, 2019
Arter, for his part, took to social media to apologise to Fulham but added he was clipped.