Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp launched a stinging attack on a section of the Aston Villa crowd immediately after his side's 3-1 victory which ended with tempers flaring in the stands after the home fans thought he had made gestures towards them.
With Pompey leading with minutes to go the Villa fans turned their chants towards the manager who was recently caught up in an investigation into alleged football corruption. Redknapp appeared to throw a hand gesture to chanting fans in the Holte End which many mistook to be a V sign.
The Pompey boss had actually shown three fingers to the crowd in reference to his side's lead but fans who mistook his sentiment reacted angrily and additional stewards had to be brought in to protect the manager's dug-out as supporters vented their displeasure.
Redknapp later became embroiled in a row with another fan behind the dug-out. He was furious after the game, accusing the fans of over-reacting and being bad losers.
He said: "You've got people stood behind you, who have got their kids with them, shouting filth. I didn't bring my kids up to talk like that. It is filth some of it and they've got little kids with them. Do we have to accept that? Do we have to keep standing and accepting that?
"It didn't happen when I was a kid, going to watch Arsenal play every Saturday with my dad. You stood with the away fans. You'd have a cup of tea. There was none of this nonsense going on. Maybe I shouldn't get upset but I do.
"I didn't get brought up by my family to behave like that and I don't expect other people to behave like that. They are losing. They can't take losing. It is nonsense.
"What upsets me is someone there with a little boy making filthy gestures. That's what hurts me. He can shout what he likes at me. I just think it stinks and he should be ashamed as a parent to do that in front of kids.
"I never swore in front of my kids in my life and when I see people doing stuff like that, it turns me over. It really does.
"It is everywhere. We played the other week at Chelsea. The guy is stood with his little boy and ran 40 yards up to our coach, dropped his trousers and pants and bent over in front of the coach. It does my head in."
Commenting on the match itself he said: "That was a terrific performance away from home again. We've been on a great run of winning games and scoring goals away from home and looking very strong and a good unit. We have got some good players.
"Villa Park is not an easy place to come to and to score three goals and miss quite a few other opportunities was a tremendous performance."
Villa manager Martin O'Neill said: "I didn't hear what was said but if there have been chants emanating from the children's area with bad language then that should not be tolerated anywhere.
"Everyone expects banter and no one will ever be able to prevent it. When you go to any away ground then you expect to take come kind of abuse.
"Every England player knew they were going to be in for some after the defeat against Croatia. It's something which happens."
He was disappointed at his side's failure to cash in on some gilt-edged chances as they slumped to a second successive home defeat.
He said: "Even though we lost against Arsenal, I felt our confidence was enhanced if anything going into this game. But we get knocked back by a fluke of a goal by Craig Gardner and their other two goals are from wonder strikes.
"But we still had chances and had we taken them it would have been a different story. Martin Laursen had a great chance to make it 1-1 and David James produced a fantastic save to halt Gabriel Agbonlahor. That would have made it 2-1 and would have made a big difference in the game.
"We have a decent belief in the team and when we pulled one back late on through Gareth Barry's penalty, I still felt we could get something from game."