Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott was left seething after Danny McGuire suffered a suspected broken ankle in Sunday’s win over Hull FC.
McGuire was the victim of an alleged ‘crocodile roll’ tackle by FC’s Marc Sneyd.
To add insult to injury, the 32 year-old followed Sneyd to the sin bin after the incident, much to the annoyance of McDermott.
“My understanding of the sin bin is that it is there for some bloke who pushes after the ball has been passed, shoulder-barging, for fighting or some little indiscretion that is more than a penalty,” said the Rhinos boss.
“The kid makes a break and has his ankle twisted – the referee signals that.
“In desperation not to have his ankle broken he kicks out, trying to get the bloke off who is trying to break his ankle and gets sin-binned.”
“It worries me the game has got that wrong. I am very angry.
“Maggsy is not walking, he can’t even put his foot down on the ground. It is a bad one.”
Sneyd could receive a ban of between three to five matches for the offence if found guilty at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday night.
Airlie Birds head coach Lee Radford says his half-back did deserve a yellow card for the tackle, but that there was nothing malicious in it.
“Obviously, something has happened because Danny sustained a serious injury,” Radford said.
“It was definitely a sin-binning but he hasn’t got it in his nature (crocodile roll tackle).
“If he has done it, it has probably been done by accident.”
Leeds ran out 32-20 winners on Sunday but the two sides will face-off again this Friday in a Challenge Cup Quarter-Final.