Birmingham City captain Paul Robinson has been quick to brush off the criticism that he has received on social media following his red card against Bournemouth, the BBC reports.
The Midlands club took a surprising 2-0 lead inside the first 21 minutes but due to some poor defending and the red card of Robinson, the Blues went on to lose the game 4-2, which now means that the Cherries have scored 12 goals in two games against the Blues this season.
The 36-year-old former West Bromwich Albion defender was shown a straight red card for a late tackle on Callum Wilson on Easter Monday. Surprisingly, this was his first red card in a Birmingham shirt.
When speaking to BBC WM 95.6, Robinson said: “Fans have opinions, its social media. You can be a hero one week and they could want you to die the next. That’s part and parcel of football and I have got great people around me.”
Now serving a three game ban, starting with the weekend’s home derby fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers, it means Robinson will only be available for the last three fixtures of the season, an occurrence which also happened last season as well after he picked up 15 yellow cards.
After recently released a book about his playing career, the former Watford player was also quick to acknowledge the fantastic job that Gary Rowett has done since he has come into the club.
Robinson added: “It has been an incredible turnover with the gaffer coming in. He has done a fantastic job. We’ve all had belief when we have gone on to the pitch.”