A night of controversy saw Aberdeen knocked out 2-1 on aggregate by Maribor in the Europa League, leaving Celtic the only team in European competition before the league season kicks off.
Adam Rooney had the chance to give Aberdeen the lead from the penalty spot in the first half, but Jasmin Handanovic saved the spot kick.
Into the second half, substitute Jayden Stockley was shown two yellow cards in quick succession giving the Dons a major headache with half an hour still to play. But with the game minutes away from full-time, a pass back from Graham Shinnie to Joe Lewis in the Aberdeen goal hit a divot and bobbled over his foot and rolled into the back of the net to give Maribor an unlikely goal on a night that Aberdeen had dominated.
The Dons were out 2-1 on aggregate, 1-0 in the night, but the reaction from those watching the game aimed the blame squarely at the referee – who had a shocker of a performance.
Here are the best reactions:
— JoseluSevilla (@JoseluSevilla_) August 4, 2016
Disgusted. How can we play so well and not get a result? The ref completely robbed us, I've never felt so gutted after a game
— YesKingsfordStadium (@YesKingsford) August 4, 2016
Aberdeen seem harshly done by tonight ref wise. Put up a decent showing but not quite had quality to finish chances. #UEL
— Callum Patterson (@BroadcastCallum) August 4, 2016
@scotzine terrible decision on both cards .Ref is giving Maribor everything.gave a foul to the keeper when it was his own player who fouled
— SJDS07 (@SJDS_07) August 4, 2016
Shocking decision from the Bulgarian ref sending off Stockley. Appalling.
— Martin Keegan (@Keegs1982) August 4, 2016
WOW. Referee trying his best to make Maribor win here.. Embarrassing decision!!!
— Jack Grimmer (@JackGrimmer) August 4, 2016
@scotzine Aberdeen will be absolutely robbed here I sensed it earlier and that woeful decision to send Stockley off is the beginning of it
— Allan Crozier (@allancrozier) August 4, 2016
Nae luck aberdeen. pic.twitter.com/TEqDmSabGU
— Brian murray (@bnmurray) August 4, 2016
Aberdeen really harshly treated tonight… Deserved more. The penalty tho
— Grant Philips (@PhilipsGrant) August 4, 2016
What hard luck story was it the night?? Aberdeen needed to score.. They didn't.. Out on their arse whether they scored an og or not
— Stephen Hetherston (@S_hetherston) August 4, 2016
Gutted for the Dons tonight. Twists against them, a team they could've beat, but ultimately didn't. Tough one to take. #EuropaLeague
— Graeme Alexander (@GraemeTAA) August 4, 2016
What were your thoughts on the game?