Birmingham City captain Damien Johnson is set to face the music today when he discovers the repercussions of his loss of control late on Saturday afternoon at St Andrew's.
Johnson's ill-tempered antics after discovering that he was being substituted against Crystal Palace, in a match in which Blues won without him, were hardly what is expected of a team captain.
Fuming fans have demanded that he be stripped of the captaincy, an honour he inherited this summer following the departure of the outspoken Kenny Cunningham.
Whether Johnson has tossed away the Blues captaincy, along with the arm-band and then his shirt, will become clearer once he has met manager Steve Bruce this morning and agreed to make the public apology initially expected of him on Saturday evening.
Rather than a radio interview set up to allow him the opportunity to apologise after the match, Johnson was ushered out of the ground by two security guards. A statement is now due to be released by the club this morning.
But he has already received support from one of his best friends in the Blues dressing-room, David Dunn, who has known him since their days together at Blackburn Rovers.
"As far as I'm concerned, Jonty will still be captain next game," said Dunn.
"This incident is going to be magnified but not by us. We've won the game, we're top of the league and we don't want to dwell on such a little incident.
"I think he felt the fans were cheering because he was getting brought off and I can kind of understand him getting the hump if that was the case."
Dunn also argues that Johnson is still a natural leader of the team. "He is team captain for a reason," he said. "He's been our most consistent player over the last two seasons, he does his talking on the pitch and leads by example.
"Everyone associated with this club has seen his performances for the club over the last few years."
Bruce hinted that Johnson would remain skipper when he suggested that this will soon be deemed a storm in a teacup, just like Nicky Butt's similar show of petulance when he walked out on the squad after not being selected against West Ham at Upton Park last season. Butt also had to issue a public apology.
"Jonty is absolutely distraught," Bruce said. "The fans voted for him as supporters' player of the year three months ago and he was their shining light who epitomised what they wanted.
"I took him off because I was trying to win the match and wanted to get anyone on the pitch to win the match.
"He's sorry now for his actions and, as far as I'm concerned, I wished it hadn't happened but you have to address the situation head-on and we'll make an apology."