Middlesbrough's Mido slams taunting Newcastle fans
The Egyptian ran a gauntlet of hate on his home debut following his £6million move from Tottenham, with visiting supporters repeatedly chanting: "Mido, he's got a bomb you know."
"I just don't understand why I got booked. I was told it was for security reasons but I don't see how that is possible. I don't see how what I did would affect security of the fans. I just put my finger to my mouth to say, 'quiet'.
"I'm used to it from opposition fans. I just think it was ridiculous. I was really frustrated when the ref gave me a yellow card as I don't think I deserved it but that is football, I suppose, and you just have to get on with it. The chanting made me want to score more goals. I was very delighted to have scored once and wanted another."
"It is always great to score goals, especially at a new club," said Mido. "The Middlesbrough supporters have been fantastic to me and I feel really settled.
"I haven't got a point to prove but I play to my physical strengths, although I still need time to develop properly. The fans appreciate players who fight for the team and they see that I am doing that.
"That's the main reason why they have supported me. It was an amazing reception from the home fans. I really appreciated it."