"They will feel they delivered a very professional performance, but they deliberately slowed the game down and were allowed to get away with it," PA quotes him as saying.
"This was a poor performance from the referee and the officials because they didn't do enough to negate Tranmere's spoiling tactics.
"We were disappointed with the goal we conceded. We got caught and that left Ryan Lowe with a clear shot."
"As soon as it happened I was certain it was going to be red, but the fourth official said it was a forearm rather than an elbow - that is why it was a yellow rather than a red," he added. "My feeling was that it was a straight red."
The result leaves the Bantams trailing third-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers by four points