Wolves skipper Karl Henry has been backed by his team-mates after seeing his game questioned again.
The combative midfielder has never been one to shirk a challenge, but his full-blooded approach has got him into trouble this season.
Displays against Newcastle, Fulham and Arsenal saw him fall under the spotlight, as he snapped into challenges in the middle of the park.
It was, however, on Saturday that the issue came to a head, with a reckless lunge on Wigan's Jordi Gomez seeing him given his marching orders.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has always insisted that his captain is not a dirty player, and several of his team-mates hope the latest round of bad publicity will not force Henry to rein himself in.
Fellow midfielder David Jones told the Express and Star: "I hope it doesn't change how he plays, because we want him to make challenges.
"This is the first incident he's been penalised for.
"As anyone who's seen him knows, he's a totally fair, honest player.
"You could see it coming (the Gomez tackle) - it probably looked worse because if you miss the ball, you get the player. He'll never shy out of a tackle, but that's because he always faces up to physical battles."
David Edwards feels Henry's challenge on Gomez was a direct result of the coverage he has been getting in the media.
He said: "It was a bad tackle and I think Karl knows that.
"It's not in his nature not to go for it, because he's a good tackler and a good, honest footballer. But he's had a lot of bad press which is uncalled for.
"So maybe there was a slight hesitation where he thought he shouldn't go for it because of the attention he's had."
Strike Kevin Doyle added: "Karl apologised but he's not a dirty player.
"In the time I've played with him, he's been a very clean and fair player - it was one tackle."