Derby County were beaten 2-0 by Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Derby were beaten 2-0 at the Riverside, and Martin failed to make much of an impression on the contest.
The Scotland international was not at his best, as his side suffered a damaging defeat against their fellow promotion chasers.
Middlesbrough waited until the final 10 minutes, but late goals from Albert Adomah and George Friend provided them with the victory, which takes them four points clear of Paul Clement’s men at the top of the table.
Derby fans, naturally, were not best pleased after the match - and Martin received some of the blame for the defeat.
The 26-year-old forward has not scored as prolifically as he did last term, and some supporters feel that his standards have dipped.
Other Rams fans have defended the front man, stating that his link-up play makes him an integral player - even when he isn’t scoring particularly frequently.
Here is the best reaction from Derby fans to Martin’s display on social media site Twitter.
#dcfc Martin, Russell, Ince, Weimann, Bent haven't been A) consistent enough. B) sharp/quick enough C) Created enough.we need better options— Big Dave (@BigDiamondPDS) January 3, 2016
Disgusted to hear some of the criticisms of martin. Has his faults but on of our best players over last few years! #dcfc— Dave (@stokeramdave) January 2, 2016
For all the Martin moaners. He has created the 2nd most chances in the league. Today he was marked against the best defence. #DCFC— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) January 2, 2016
We need a new striker, Martin knows he's our starter and needs to be challenged otherwise these poor performances wont improve! #dcfc— Karl Cook (@CookieDCFC93) January 2, 2016
Martin, Ince and Butterfield finding the net in the shooting practice #dcfc— Steve Nicholson (@SNicholsonDT) January 2, 2016
#DCFC weren't at the races. Chris Martin flickers between strong, physical target man and a big, lazy lump - very much the latter today— Luke Bidwell (@luke_bidwell) January 2, 2016