Saturday was a big day in the season of Peterborough United as Darren Ferguson made his return to London Road on his third stint as boss.
Struggling Plymouth Argyle were their opponents and Ferguson will have been confident of picking up a result despite only having just over a week to work with his new squad.
But it did not go to plan at all.
Like many of the Posh’s home fixtures this season, this one ended in bitter disappointment, with an 88th minute Ruben Lameiras strike giving all three points to Derek Adams’ side.
RED CARD | Tomlin has been shown a second yellow card and is off. #PETPLY
— Posh Match Day Live (@PoshMatchLive) February 2, 2019
It could have all been so different had the home side not been reduced to ten men on the stroke of half-time as Lee Tomlin, who had only arrived back at the club on loan in January, was shown a second yellow for a needless shove on Ryan Edwards.
Tomlin has proven to be a top class player for Posh in the past but his temper has often tainted his reputation.
And here is how the fans reacted to his latest indiscretion…
Plymouth man went down like sack of spuds however Tomlin shouldn’t have given the ref the chance to book him again.. Stupid by Tomlin #pufc ⚽️
— ⚽️Danni⚽️ (@poshfandanni) February 2, 2019
Can someone please give me a valid reason for booing the referee? Lee Tomlin on a yellow card pushes their player over and receives a second yellow, correct decision. Pure stupidity from Tomlin. Posh have deserved nothing. #pufc
— Tommy Roberts (@TommyjRoberts) February 2, 2019
People trying to defend Tomlin ????????#pufc
— Ferguson In (@MattyAllan96) February 2, 2019
Really thought Tomlin would be over that kind of stupidity by now ????????♀️ #pufc
— Gemma (@gempufc) February 2, 2019
Tomlin is a complete and utter idiot. You can’t defend that. It was prob a straight red #pufc
— Sir Gareth T Doppelganga III ???? (@Gnat68) February 2, 2019
It was a red Tomlin stupid #pufc
— Jake Gardiner (@JG16_) February 2, 2019
No defence there for Tomlin. Moronic. #pufc
— Paul Day ???????????????????????????? (@pday29) February 2, 2019