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QPR chairman Fernandes launches furious attack on relegated flops

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes didn't hold back after tearing into his relegated squad yesterday.

The airline tycoon ripped into a number of the handsomely paid players.

Fernandes said: "We want players who want to play for us. Players who want to win. Players who get disappointed like I do when we lose. It's heart-breaking for me when we lose. I don't want to go out, I just want to stay at home.

"I haven't said it throughout the season because it wasn't right to be said, but it hurt me when I saw some of the players who didn't feel the way I felt.

"And in fact, in their case, it should be worse because this is their job, it's their life. It was the low point when I saw the reaction of some of the players. It has shocked me because it is something that is alien to me. Whatever I have done as a job, whoever has hired me, I put in 150 per cent. It's in my character. If I am taking someone else's money, I am going to work bloody hard for that person.

"It's an alien concept to me that someone takes someone's salary, doesn't put 100 per cent in, thinks, 'Oh, we lost. No big deal. What club are we going to tonight?' It wasn't right to say anything during the season, but I noticed everything and I'm a little bit wiser for it now."

In a statement, Fernandes added: "We've got to move on and in a strange way I am looking forward to next season and trying to recover what we have lost."

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