Blackpool manager Ian Holloway believes Danny Murphy should apologise for his criticism of Blackburn, Wolves and Stoke.
The Fulham midfielder recently poured scorn on the trio of clubs for an approach to matches which was perceived to be overly physical and violent.
Murphy described some tackles as 'ridiculous' and 'brainless' and said managers had to take responsibility, but Holloway does not agree.
He said in his column in The Independent: "Danny Murphy owes a few apologies. I was shocked to read his comments about Blackburn, Stoke and Wolves being too physical and playing the game the wrong way.
"He said those teams are over-zealous in their tackling and have a win-at-all-costs attitude which should be looked at.
"Danny, you are totally wrong and a bit out of order. Teams play in different ways, that is football."
Holloway added: "I think you have to be really careful when you are someone like Danny Murphy, who is still playing and who has never been a manager, to talk about what managers do.
"If I was one of the managers he was talking about I wouldn't be very happy."
Do you agree with Danny Murphy that managers are at fault over dangerous tackles?