And the draw leaves them staring over the shoulders at the relegation zone.
Bradford are 22nd, a place and a point above the trap door to non-league football.
It had all started so well for them.
Kyel Reid gave Bradford the lead after just six minutes.
And the Bantams were flying as they looked to end Burton’s nine-match unbeaten run at the Pirelli Stadium, when James Hanson scored on 16 minutes, his fourth goal of the season making it 2-0 to the Bantams.
But Burton got back into the game on 38 minutes through Billy Kee.
And they snatched an equaliser three minutes into stoppage time at the end of the first half as Justin Richards blasted home a penalty after Robbie Threlfall was adjudged to have handled the ball.
Neither side could manage to find a winner in the second half, but Parkinson was left livid by the performance of referee Eddie Ilderton.
“It was a really good performance but we probably paid the price for switching off for 15 minutes and letting them back in the game,” said Parkinson.
“But I wasn’t happy with the referee for awarding the penalty that got them level.
“Robbie Threlfall had his arms down by his side in a natural position and no way was it deliberate handball. But the ref’s said it was and that gave Burton a massive lift.”
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