Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has responded to a supporter on Instagram who had earlier questioned his commitment to the club.
Although his form has gone south of late, Braithwaite had started the season well, scoring three goals in the first three games.
Since then, however, the Danish striker has failed to score a goal, with his last goal for the club coming way back in the mid of August.
While goals have been hard to come by for Braithwaite, he is contributing to in other ways - playing a key part in Jordan Hugill’s second goal in Boro’s 2-0 win against Wigan on Saturday.
However, with no goals in the last three months for the midfielder, fans have started to question his commitment to the club.
“Imagine if you really cared about the club that has stood by you and paid your wages?” wrote a fan on one of Braithwaite’s Instagram posts, before adding: “You could be a real club hero that goes down in Boro folklore?”
To his credit, Braithwaite was understanding of the fan’s opinion as he wrote his reply.
“You are in your full right to share your opinions, actually everybody should be allowed to have their own opinions on things in life,” wrote the striker, before adding, “but I believe that somehow you are being influenced by what you read in the media.”
"No matter what have been said. When I step on to the pitch I’m willing to die to get 3 points for my team no matter what it takes or who for. That’s the only thing you can do in life. Give 100 %. And that my friend will never change. Much respect to you."