Two Villa players were then ejected for swearing while questioning the breaking-wind caution, but Villa managed a 6-4 victory. A third Villa player was ejected for a separate incident of cursing.
"This club had an exemplary record before this game," Villa coach Ian Treadwell told the Telegraph. "It was a mistake for any of my team to get involved. The referee has applied the letter of the law to the absolute button.
"What you would hope for is that there can be room for some common sense as well."