Poland coach Leo Beenhakker was livid with referee Howard Webb afetr the official awarded Austria a late penalty that gave the co-hosts a 1-1 draw.
Poland were ahead until the 93rd minute when Ivica Vastic scored from the spot after Mariusz Lewandowski was penalised for tugging the shirt of Sebastian Prodl.
“Maybe he wants to show he is a big boy and has the guts to do it, I don’t know,” said the veteran coach.
“I’ve never had a problem in 43 years of being in football but this is something I cannot understand.
“It’s impossible to accept but I am working on it,” he said.
“I’m very satisfied with the boys, I have no complaints about the boys.
“We don’t have it in our own hands any more and the conclusion is we are out of the tournament.”
Beenhakker claimed the draw hurt more than the defeat by Germany in their Group B opener.
“If you lose a game because they score two and you don’t it’s different and tough but you accept it,” he said.
“Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. This hurts much more than the first match.
“It was the only situation to survive in the tournament. Austria is excited about the result.”
Meanwhile Austria coach Josef Hickersberger believes justice was done.
“My team reacted well after falling 1-0 behind to a goal that was offside.
“The sport of football is not always about justice: when the referee decides something, it is like he is God.”
Poland’s goal looked like it should have been ruled offside, but Hickersberger refused to criticise Webb.
“From my point of view I could not see an offside but I was told that it was offside,” he added. “If the referee doesn’t whistle it is a goal.
“I didn’t see any clear chances for goals in our second half but we did have them in the first half and it was the same against Croatia.
“Tactics were blamed that day, this may have been something different.”
“We’re all very happy that we managed to get a point against Poland.
“(It’s) the first point for Austria at the European Championship—though what more importantly the opportunity is alive in our last match against Germany.”