Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has jumped to the defence of skipper Karl Henry after his sending off at Wigan.
Henry was given a straight red card after ten minutes for a dangerous tackle on Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez.
Wolves have come in for criticism in some quarters for their physical approach, but Doyle insists Henry is not a dirty player.
"Karl is a very clean and fair player. He apologised to all the lads at the end of the game," said Doyle.
"He is not a dirty player although we could not argue with the red card.
"The only thing I hope it doesn't do is influence referees in situations where they think Wolves put in a few dirty tackles.
"Over the course of the season we will show that we are not (a dirty side). If you look at it last year, we were one of the fairest sides in the league and I'm sure we will be again this season."