Brisbane Roar head coach John Aloisi launched a sensational post-match tirade at the officiating of his side’s controversial 2-1 loss to Perth Glory on Thursday night.

The linesman’s call to raise his flag seemingly incorrectly on Roar striker Massimo Maccarone was the focal point post-match in what Aloisi deemed a game-changing decision.

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“Look I don’t understand the rule, I don’t get it because they come out during the week saying that they have to make sure they keep the flag down when they’re not sure,” he said.

“If he’s sure that’s he is offside then he shouldn’t be a linesman.

“We got told at the beginning of the season that the referee if it’s so tight like that he has to let it go even if he does put up his flag…that’s not the first time that has happened to Massimo, that changed the game.”

Maccarone played on despite the raised flag, placing the ball in the back of the net, however due to referee Kurt Ams blowing his whistle before the ball reached that point the VAR system was not able to be utilised.

Aloisi was not shy on his views on the contentious decision.

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“So they have to either get better or change because if we’re not doing our job, believe me, there’s change if players are making mistakes they get punished for it, there’s change, they’re not doing their job, they’re not doing it properly,” he said.

“I’ll probably get fined but I’m not sure if they really care how we’re feeling, things aren’t going our way in terms of injuries and they make it worse for us.

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“For 70 minutes we completely dominated and because of their decision we end up losing that game and look I’m not saying we defended well in the last 10 minutes, we could’ve done better we should’ve done better but we saw Thomas Kristensen start his first game underdone and still dominated.

“We know that we’ve got players still out and players coming back in and we can dominate any opposition like we did tonight just frustrating that we didn’t win that game easy.

“It hurts a lot, it hurt week one when they got it wrong. It hurt week two when they got wrong. It hurt week three when they got it wrong… seems like they’re getting it wrong every week, it hurts, it does hurt.”

The second home defeat in a week leaves Brisbane ninth on the A-League ladder and despite the horror beginning to the 2017-18 season, Aloisi is still adamant about his ambitions for the club.

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“I don’t feel pressure because I still believe in my players and what we’re doing and the club have showed that they know what I’m trying to do and to lead this club together with them… so I don’t feel that pressure,” he said.

“I feel frustrated, there’s no pressure, frustration because things aren’t going our way and then more things don’t go our way because of the decisions that are being made.

“Pressure comes with the job, I’ve got a belief in what we’re doing and the players have as well or else we wouldn’t have played that well.”

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Josh is a student journalist at the University of Queensland currently covering Brisbane Roar's 17/18 season.