Everton manager David Moyes is still fuming about the decision that forced his side to play three away games in six days.
The former Preston North End boss refused to speak to the media after his team's Carling Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
He did not attend the press conference at White Hart Lane in protest at being forced to play Benfica in the Europa League on Thursday, Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday and then Spurs 48 hours later.
In the build-up to Saturday's game against Aston Villa, he said:"It would have given us an opportunity to recover the players.
"That's the normal sort of thing you might do, play Saturday then Tuesday or Sunday then Wednesday.
"That would be the normal recovery time for most teams to make it relatively fair – and it wasn't fair.
"Tottenham had the chance to play on Saturday and we had to play on Sunday and then Tuesday.
"People have said that I'm whingeing about it – I hope I'm not.
"When I tried not to talk about it, it wasn't to affect the media in any way.
"It was my only chance to put over a point which wasn't getting heard by the people who were organising the tournament."