Captain Karl Henry has dismissed suggestions that Wolves are a dirty side.
The defensive midfielder has been hurt by the recent comments and insists their perceived reputation is unjust.
Mick McCarthy's side are currently sitting bottom of the Premier League disciplinary table with 19 yellows and one red card so far this season.
Henry believes the club received plenty of media coverage following the 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle at the end of August when Wanderers picked up seven of 12 bookings handed out during the match at Molineux.
The 27-year-old told Sky Sports News: "I put that record down to the Newcastle game we played.
"It was a ferocious game with plenty of tough tackling going on in that game and I think a lot was made of it that was a little unjust.
"We came out of it looking like a dirty side, which is certainly not us."
Henry, who has been sent off just once in 173 Wolves appearances has admitted at being very upset when Bobby Zamora broke a leg as a result of his challenge earlier this month - a tackle the referee decided was fair.
He said: "He's now sitting out at a time in his career when he was absolutely flying.
"He's been called up for England and has done extremely well for Fulham and I'm extremely sorry it resulted in him breaking his leg.
"There was no malice in the challenge and it certainly wasn't meant.
"I've contacted him since and spoken to him and he's OK - he's accepted that I've just gone for the ball. I've actually won the ball and it's just one of those things that happens in football."
Meanwhile, Adlene Guedioura is expected to be out of action for up to six months after fracturing his tibia in a tackle with Aston Villa's Steve Sidwell during the 2-1 defeat on Sunday.
Henry has defended the Villa man, calling the tackle fair, although he expects Sidwell will be feeling down after hearing the news about the Wolves midfielder.
"He definitely went in to win the ball, no doubts about that," he added.
"Sidwell is a tough tackling player and he'll certainly be feeling similar to how I was.
"There is no way he'd like to break somebody's leg. Unfortunately that's just football.
"It'd disappointing for us that we've lost a key player but we have to just get on with it."