Blackpool boss Ian Holloway described DJ Campbell's moment of madness as "unacceptable" after "a stinking day in the office".
In front of a record crowd for the revamped Molineux of 29,086, Wolves cruised to their biggest Premier League victory with a 4-0 romp over the Seasiders, whose day was best illustrated by Campbell being sent off for pushing Richard Stearman in the face.
Holloway said: "It probably seemed pretty innocent, but he has scrapes down the back of his Achilles, and it was Stearman who kicked him however many times before that.
"But it's still unacceptable. That's part and parcel of your job, but it's just out of character, so something was not quite right with him, and it really cost us.
"You've got to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and get on with it."