An angry Rob Green ran 30 yards from his goal to earn only a second booking in 17 seasons against Leicester on Saturday.
It takes a bit to shift the unflustered 34-year-old - a punch aimed at one of his team-mates did the job.
In fact, it was four minutes into added time when Green had to be restrained from poking a gloved hand into City’s Marc Albrighton after the keeper reckoned he saw an attempted swing at Karl Henry.
A bit later it became clear there was previous between the Rs midfielder and Albrighton, but that seemed to matter little to Green as QPR saw out a vital 3-2 win.
“I saw a punch while Karl was lying on the floor,” Green said. “Everyone has their own opinion, and the referee saw it, and gave him (Albrighton) a booking as well.
“Sometimes when you see something like that it’s difficult to reign your instincts in.
“I found it strange I was getting the same punishment as someone punching my team-mate. Maybe, it’s one of those wonderful things in football.”
Henry the victim was none the wiser at the time after Charlie Austin scored the winner.
He explained: “I didn't know if he'd punched me – it was only afterwards the lads said he had. I didn't feel it. If he did I'm a bit annoyed.
“A couple of years ago he got me sent off when I was at Wolves and we played Aston Villa. He was holding onto my leg and to get him off me I flicked my leg back – he rolled around about three or four times like he'd got shot and I got a straight red that day.
“I did say to him that's the difference. I’m not the kind of player who will roll around and try and get people sent off.”
Rs go in search of first away point of the season at Swansea on Tuesday night. Right now, Green would “love a boring 0-0 draw.”
He added: “Wherever you are in the Premier League an away side comes for a draw. It’s something we’ve got to learn, because when I was relegated with Norwich in 2005 - we never won away and it cost us.
“Right now if you offered me I’d take a draw against Swansea, I’d really like a boring 0-0 draw. As a keeper, I’d love it.”