Notorious Mark Nicholls ended his latest spell with Uxbridge after he became the first of three players sent off in the first half alone on a night of shame for the club.
The club captain received two yellow cards in the opening 24 minutes of the FA Trophy tie with Swindon Supermarine last Tuesday, while team-mates Mark Dennison and Johnnie Dyer followed him for an early bath and manager Tony Choules was sent from the dugouts.
The game, which Swindon won 6-1, ended in farce and Nicholls later decided he had had enough, with Choules reluctantly accepting his wish to quit Honeycroft.
"This man has exceptional talent," said Choules. "I would consider him the best non-league player in these parts.
"Unfortunately for him he is a marked man with officials.
"I felt the two bookable offences were harsh but he's been getting this treatment for a long time and it was the straw that broke the camel's back.
"We spoke later in the evening and we thought it was best for him, me and the club that he left.
Nicholls is no stranger to controversy and is well-known for his approach to games, spending as much time winding up opposition players and officials as he does displaying his undoubted skills on the ball.
The former Chelsea striker missed the first three games of the season because of a suspension hanging over from last year, and has since picked up 13 more bookings in just 22 appearances.
He also scored 11 goals and created numerous others and that is why countless managers have taken on such a controversial character.
"Mark Nicholls at times got us there on his own," Choules went on. "I've got nothing but admiration for him and it gutted me that we had to part company.
"It would be a shame if Mark's not on the football field in the near future because the man oozes quality."
Dennison received a straight red for a two-footed tackle which Choules though was a harsh decision but he admitted Dyer could have no complaints after haranguing referee Liam Collins after the half-time whistle, having already been cautioned.
The manager pledged to fight his own dismissal on the grounds that any foul or abusive language over Dennison's red card came not from him but from the crowd behind.
Uxbridge, who are struggling on the field anyway, will have to do without Dyer for five games because it was the second game in a row in which he saw red and Dennison now misses four, having been dismissed earlier in the year too.
Choules himself has already served a touchline ban this season after being sent to the stands in September.
David Warner, Ian Dickens and Neil Davies have all been sent off this term as well, with Uxbridge collecting a massive 58 yellow and eight red cards in total.
The club's record under previous boss George Talbot was far from ideal either and Choules admitted he has to act.
His first decision has been to switch dugouts to take himself and his staff away from the immediate heat of any explosive situations.
"My biggest problem is repairing the damage to Uxbridge," he said. "We've got a lot of work to do with the officials and the local and national public and that's going to take some time.
"I'm sure in the next couple of months we can repair the damage we've done.
"First and foremost I've got to look at myself. I'm a passionate man, I'm not everybody's cup of tea but I do these things because I want to be successful.
"We will speak to the players and say we don't confront referees any-more. We'll have to bite our tongues.
"We've got to try and curb our passion.
"I think you'll see a different us in the next few weeks and if we fail in our task to get to the play-offs that will be one of the factors we look at, at the end of the season.
"Our discipline on the park is coming back to bite us on the bum."