DEREK McInnes today claimed the Dons silenced the boo boys by climbing back to second in the Premiership table.
Aberdeen were jeered off the pitch by frustrated supporters at half-time after they trailed Ross County 1-0.
The Reds had also been criticised during a dip in form of just one win in eight.
McInnes hailed his battlers for turning the game around with a “brilliant” second-half display to beat the Staggies 3-1 at Pittodrie and leap-frog Hearts into second.
He said: “They showed everybody exactly what we have in that dressing room and it is good to keep a few people quiet.
“It was a brilliant three points and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they played in the second-half as they were relentless. They were first to every ball, played with real pace, intelligence and quality.
“Half-time was a difficult situation but we had to deal with it.
“There is an intensity and challenge when you play for Aberdeen to win games all the time and our supporters are used to seeing us winning.
“It would have been easy to think we were not going to get the result and just move on to next week.
“You don’t sign up to be manager of Aberdeen or a player at this club without having to deal with difficult situations.
“We knew we were better than what we had shown so it was important to come out fighting in the second-half and show our intent.”
Aberdeen were trailing to a Craig Curran goal at the break before goals from Adam Rooney, Jonny Hayes and Niall McGinn turned the game.
McInnes insisted he did not have to read the riot act at half-time.
He said: “I didn’t give the players a rollicking at half-time at all.
“We spoke about our standards, our togetherness, how we win for one another and what was required.
“I said to the players that they had 45 minutes to do something.
“I can talk about what needs to be better but it is the players who have to produce and get the job done when they cross the white line.
“It would have been easy for the players to duck their responsibility but knowing them as I do I never doubted them for a minute.
“We know we are capable of producing what we did in the second-half regularly.”