Defiant message from QPR chairman Fernandes after Leicester’s victory

Chairman Tony Fernandes took to Twitter to insist QPR will bounce back from their first home defeat in the Championship this season.

Jamie Vardy’s goal at Loftus Road – where the match was interrupted by a squirrel – gave Leicester a 1-0 victory over Rangers, who face Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day.

Fernandes tweeted: “One of those days. Had many many chances. I think they had 3. Thought we deserved 2 penalties. On another day. We will be back.”

Chief executive Philip Beard wrote: “Disappointing to lose last home game of the year, especially under those circumstances. Happy Christmas and we bounce back on Boxing Day.”

Joey Barton was sent off with five minutes of the game remaining, so must serve a one-match suspension.

He tweeted: “The most ridiculous red card ever. If that is two yellows the game has gone. Will have to refrain from commenting on the referee for fear of furthering a one match ban.

“It would help if we had full time referees IMO. Ah well, the way they handled the squirrel summed it up.

“We will bounce back from this. Its a long season. Fair play to Leicester. They stuck to their game plan and defended for their lives.”

R’s midfielder Gary O’Neill added: “Created enough chances! Got caught and conceded a really bad goal! Disappointing but another big game in 4 days!”

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