Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Roger Johnson has said the club's own fans were disgraceful in abusing Karl Henry.
The midfielder was substituted during last weekend's defeat to Newcastle and was taunted by a section of the Molineux crowd.
"I thought it was a disgrace, disgusting. It stinks," said Johnson who replaced Henry as captain.
"If the fans want to have a bitch at me about it then fine, but I thought they were bang out of order."
Henry was the subject of sarcastic cheering when he was replaced by Wolves manager Mick McCarthy after 58 minutes for Adlene Guedioura.
Johnson believes 28-year-old Henry does not deserve such treatment after his lengthy service with the club.
The midfielder captained the club for three years, before being replaced in the role by summer signing Johnson.
Henry has made almost 200 appearances for the club and captained Wolves to promotion and two seasons in the Premier League.
Johnson added: "There are no reasons for that and it should never happen - and, for someone who's served this club so well for so long and been captain, it was undeserved.
"It's not going to help anyone."