Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has criticised the way in which Taulima Tautai was suspended.
The Australian prop, 28, was given a two-match ban for his tackle on Leeds' Adam Cuthbertson, but it has been reduced to one-game after an appeal.
Leeds head coach Brain McDermott had been critical of Tautai's tackle in his post-match comments.
"I thought we were hard done by regardless of what some of the media were saying," said Wane.
He told BBC Radio Manchester: "The comments from Leeds after the game before the match review panel met massively influenced everything, which I think is really, really poor and disappointing.
"There were Leeds players running to the referee and if that is where we are going, I feel very sorry for our game - when you're going to a referee trying to get a player sent off it's not what rugby league is all about.
"If there is problem with Tautai's technique then I will work on it, but the disciplinary panel saw sense and saw it wasn't what everyone was talking about."