QPR chairman Fernandes shrugs off ‘abuse’ after draw with Leeds

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes urged fans to stay positive after another disappointing result.

The 1-1 draw at home to Leeds ended Rangers’ recent losing run but meant they again lost ground in the race for automatic promotion.

Responding to criticism after the game, Fernandes tweeted: “Abuse will happen. Someone has to take the frustration that people are feeling. But it’s much better to focus on positive. Long way to go.”

Fernandes has faced some criticism.
Fernandes has faced some criticism.

He added: “We still well in there. So keep the faith. Stay positive.”

Rangers are clearly missing injured top scorer Charlie Austin, who wrote: “Come on now qpr fans we need you to get behind us and give us a big push from now till the end of the season #longwaytogo #lotsofpointstoget.”

Prior to the match, Fernandes dismissed speculation that manager Harry Redknapp was close to being sacked following three consecutive defeats.

“Seen some fairly stupid press reports. There is no way Harry is going to be sacked. The only person who should be sacked is Me,” Fernandes tweeted.

“We all stick together and push for automatic promotion 45 points up for play.Harry has got us into great position. We unlucky with injuries.”

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