Hooper told Orient's official website, "He cheated really. He never touched him. He wanted to get him sent off because he'd been booked already."
Haining fired back and told the official Latics website, "If Hooper wants to make those comments then that's up to him. The referee gave the red card and it's clear what happened. Both myself and Gary Alexander know what went on." As a result, Alexander will now serve an automatic one match ban.