Fernandes, who has previously been forthright in his public backing of Hughes, took to Twitter to lament another home defeat, and his words will do little to assure the manager of his future.
"I feel gutted," he wrote. "I have put my heart and soul into this with my other shareholders. And done all we can to give support to players and all management. I can only apologise to the QPR fans. we keep fighting."
He later added: "Let me tell you Fans come first. Everyone including me let the fans down. Many of us need a hard look at themselves. QPR has amazing fans. They deserve better."