Pompey boss Harry Redknapp described the performance of referee Andy D'Urso as "inept" as his high flying team maintained their unbeaten start with a battling point against Wolves at Molineux.
Redknapp was banished to the stands by referee D'Urso just after the hour in a game in which the Billericay official flashed his yellow card eight times.
"I just said to the fourth official what I thought of his performance and he decided to tell the referee what I said." complained Redknapp.
"That's the first time in 25 years I have been sent to the stands. There were eight bookings and I don't know what the game is coming to.
"We are going to end up with no squad in a month's time, because they will all be suspended. It was the referee's general performance that annoyed me - he was very inept." Pompey came close to snatching a victory against a struggling Wolves side who, deserved to pick up their first point since winning promotion. They came desperately close in the ninth minutes when Steve Stone blasted at goal only for keeper Michael Oakes to dive and beat away the ball.
Wolves, who had three men booked alongside Pompey's five, also had their chances and new striker Henri Camara did well to test Shaka Hislop with a spectacular overhead shot in the 16th minute.
"We've have had a great start to a season by picking up eight points and I couldn't have asked for no more from my players." said Redknapp.
Wolves boss David Jones, delighted to finally get on the board, said: "With a bit more luck we could have won.
"We took the game to them and we kept it tight, We kept our first clean sheet and now we need to put the ball in the net.
"We needed that break but it wouldn't just come. It's our first point and it was important we started to pick up points."