4 club bid by original declarer who passed initially
P - 1H - P - 1 S
4C - PAUSE to check points and partners - no more than 5 seconds
LHO then states you have to pass due to hesitation, " I am allowed to check my hand and think due to the unexpected 4C bid.
Your hesitation relayed information to your partner so we should call the director. "OK - director please" he did not hear but LHO said never mind the director, you have to pass and your partner cannot bid"
The LHO being a grand master was taken seriously so 4C became the contract.
The opponents were basic players and after the round, felt they were bullied. 4C went down one trick.
Any recourse for the defenders? comments appreciated