Dons defender Shaleum Logan today claimed Mikey Devlin should not have been red carded as he was tracking back to make a vital challenge.
Referee Craig Thomson sent Devlin off after just five minutes of the 2-0 loss to Kilmarnock for denying a clear scoring chance.
That dismissal hinged on Devlin being the last man.
However, Devlin was 35 yards out from goal and Logan insists he would have tracked back in time to make a challenge on Eamonn Brophy to deny a shot at goal.
Aberdeen put forward a case to the SFA fast-track appeals panel that Devlin did not deny a clear goalscoring opportunity.
The Reds also presented footage from various angles of Brophy tugging Devlin’s shirt in the build- up to the red card incident.
The appeal for wrongful dismissal was rejected.
Logan said: “I would definitely, 100%, have got round, as it was still 35 yards from goal.
“I don’t even think he (referee Thomson) thought of that straight away. He is the referee who sent me off at Celtic. It is what it is.
“Devlin has a one-match ban and we have good enough players to fill in for him. Do I think it’s right? I don’t but we deal with it and move on.”
Thomson has history with Aberdeen. Logan was sent-off by the whistler following full-time in the 1-0 win at Celtic in the final league game of last season.
The Dons appealed Logan’s dismissal but were unsuccessful and the right-back was suspended for the first three domestic games of this campaign.
Asked if the SFA outlined why they made the decision on his appeal, he said: “It was explained to me but my argument was explained to them. It was like an hour and a half on the phone with them.
“People make their decisions down at Hampden.
“I can only say my end of the story and you have a board that will decide what your fate is.
“Looking back on it, it was so soft but you cannot cry over spilt milk so I get on with it.”
Following the SFA’s explanation for upholding the Devlin red card, the Dons released a statement stating it was “unacceptable”.
It also read: “It is imperative for the country’s football authorities to establish consistency and transparency in the appeal and referral process and will engage in dialogue with the SPFL in this regard to seek their assistance.”
Aberdeen also insisted VAR needs to be considered.
In recent weeks, Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos had a red for a kick at Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna downgraded on appeal to yellow.
A three-man panel of ex-grade one officials also looked at a kick out from Rangers’ Allan McGregor at Kristoffer Ajer, of Celtic, and failed to reach a unanimous conclusion it was a red-card offence.
Kilmarnock’s Gary Dicker had an appeal for a red card for a fair tackle rejected by the separate appeals panel which dealt with both Devlin’s and Morelos’ cases.
Logan insists recent decisions have bred confusion. He said: “It seems like you don’t know what you can do these days that gets a red card.
“With me, it was like what is tolerable? Do people think decisions are wrong? Definitely. It could have been resolved but they chose not to.”
Logan accepts officials do have difficult tasks and in the cut and thrust of games, errors are inevitable. What should also be inevitable is that those mistakes are rectified on appeal. He said: “Referees do have a tough job.
“However, if they get a decision wrong and it goes to where you can look at it again sometimes you still don’t get the right outcome.
“There is no bad feeling towards referees. Some are lenient, some aren’t.
“There are different types of referees, just like there are different types of players, linesmen and managers.
“They have tough decisions and everyone can’t be right.”
An SFA statement read: “We are always open to making the system more transparent with written reasons for fast-track proceedings now published on the Scottish FA website alongside details of all notices of complaint and claims lodged and dealt with under the judicial panel protocol.
“The clubs, players and managers are represented in the ongoing review of the judicial panel protocol and we will welcome any input this season through our usual processes.
“In addition, our referee operations department will continue to offer the opportunity to clubs to be refreshed on the current coaching guidance given to referees and any modifications to the laws of the game in the future.”