I suppose it was inevitable. The guy is a media whore so it was only a matter of time before he took to Twitter to undermine his new manager and breed disaffection in the dressing room. But Fernandes has done it with knobs on!
Venting after the Nightmare on Ewood Park Street, the poisoned dwarf raged, "“The worst 45 mins I have seen since I became chairman of QPR. Talent is one thing. Being able to cope with the pressures of talent is key. Everyone needs a spine to take the pressures of life. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent.”
The fury is understandable - he didn't get where he is today by backing losers - but probably unwise. It is the manager's job to make these sorts of comments, it is the job of the chairman to keep his trap shut and back his manager.
Will Joey Barton respond? Fernandes says he wants fighters, so perhaps Joey will invite him to a face to face - literally - meeting in an alley off Loftus Road? I would love a ticket for that! And Anton should be there. He would probably hear Joey say a few things that might make him question who is the more evil, John Terry or the man who wears the club's armband!
Mind you, I agree with Fernandes on one thing - or rather he agrees with me! What have I been saying about the failure to recruit a captain for the back four and the goal keeper issue? QPR need a spine alright, and with eight mediocre defenders to pick from, and a keeper who isn't really Premiership quality, they don't have one.
The trouble is spines are expensive - really expensive. And Fernandes' commitment to QPR is limited. He grabbed the headlines with two mediocre strikers, it's a shame he didn't invest in a no nonsense, unglamourous defender or two.