Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey has hit back at the critics who have laid into his team's physical approach.
The criticism has surfaced after tough-tackling captain Karl Henry was involved in a challenge that saw Fulham striker Bobby Zamora break his ankle at the weekend.
But Moxey believes the blame does not lie at the step of the Molineux-based outfit and he insists the players are conducting themselves in a professional manner.
"We don't have to apologise for anything. Football is a very physical game and it's the referee's job to make decisions as he sees fit," he suggested.
"I do not see a problem with how our players have conducted themselves at all.
"We don't want anyone thinking Wolves plays over aggressively or in a manner not befitting the game because that would be wrong.
"I'm sure the team will remain competitive and will carry on playing as hard as they can, because we have to. Part of the team's make-up is the need to play in a competitive style and our fans want to see that as well.
"On occasions in the past, pre the Mick McCarthy era, teams have been accused of not playing hard enough for the Wolves jersey."