Birmingham goalkeeper Richard Kingson has hit back at Blues co-owner David Sullivan following his scacthing criticism of him.
Sullivan launched a stinging attack on some of the club's signings last summer blaming them for the club's relegation from the Premier League.
Kingson was singled out along with Franck Queudrue by Sullivan as one of the players who has failed to shine and he labelled the Ghana international 'a complete waste of space.'
The 29-year-old admitted he was extremely hurt by the criticism from Sullivan which he feels is very unfair.
"I'm sad over the wholly unjustified and unfair comments," Kingson told The Sun.
"Even an animal does not deserve to be described as a 'waste of space'. How can he say that when I've not even met him.
"What makes this even more painful is I nearly lost my life in September when I was knocked unconscious against Blackburn - trying to protect the honour of this club.
"To get this insult is a slap in the face."