Manager Karl Robinson says MK Dons may have to “cheat more” to win matches.
Robinson was left upset by a number of refereeing decisions as his side conceded twice in the final three minutes to draw 3-3 at home to Bristol Rovers in League One on Tuesday.
“Maybe we need to cheat a little bit more, go down, scream, maybe we need to do that,” he told BBC Three Counties.
“Honesty in the way we’re doing things doesn’t seem to be getting the right rewards.”
After relegation from the Championship, MK Dons have won just four times in League One this season and have not recorded a home victory in 12 league games – a record that stretches back to March.
“Stay on your feet, be disciplined, but you’ve seen tonight that’s clearly not the case,” added Robinson, who has been in charge of the club since May 2010.
“If you stay on your feet you don’t get the foul. Ultimately you lose the football and you get countered on or you get kicked in your own area by a centre forward who finds himself two yards out tapping it in.”