Birmingham's Taylor: Wenger affected public reaction
The 28-year-old has received death threats, but figures within the game were quick to support him.
"Personally it (Wenger's words) hasn't changed my view because I know it was an accident," Taylor told The Independent in his first interview since the incident.
"But it has affected the way people react to it. Arsene Wenger is one of the most highly-regarded managers in the game and people listen to what he says.
"They look at it in a different light because someone who is so learned has said something like that."