A blue plaque presented to Wolves for being one of the founder members of the football league is being displayed in reception at Molineux – angering fans who say it should be given pride of place in a prominent spot.
The club was given the plaque before the opening game of the season against Preston which ended 0-0.
It is thought officials originally considered hanging it in the museum at the ground but it has now been placed in reception at the Billy Wright stand.
Now supporters have called for it to be re-homed in a spot outside the stadium where it will be seen by thousands of fans.
However in an email to a supporter the club says the plaque will be protected from the elements by being kept indoors.
Wolves fan liaison officer Paul Richards wrote: “We received several correspondence regarding the placement of the plaque and we conceded it would indeed be more appropriately placed in our reception area rather than the museum.
“We were however, mindful of not placing it outside the building exposed to the elements and any possible damage or theft which would have been a disaster for everyone.”
All 12 founder members of the league were given a blue plaque to recognise their place in history as the league celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Supporter Alex Angus, aged 31, of Penn, said a number of supporters had called for it to be moved: “A lot of wolves fans are astonished at the club’s decision to put the plaque in reception rather than proudly on-show outside Molinuex so that fans can see it.
“Their initial plan to put it up in the museum was changed but for many fans putting it in reception is even worse.”
Mr Angus, an office worker for Coventry Council who has been a season ticket holder for seven years, added: “I can’t see how it would be at risk of being vandalised. It would be interesting to see what the other clubs have done with their plaques.
“I have spoken to a lot of other fans and they all think the same as me.”
Muriel Bates, treasurer of Wolves Official Supporters Club, said: “I think it should be in a more public place because this is a part of Wolves’s history but we don’t want it to get ruined by the weather or get vandalised.
“I think the museum would be a better place for it to be on display.”
Accrington, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Derby County, Everton, Notts County, Preston North End, Stoke and West Bromwich Albion were also given plaques earlier this month.