While with Sporting, a WhatsApp voice note in which he slammed his team-mates for poor performances was leaked.
Fernandes is quoted as saying by Record: "Bro, I don't say anything! I honestly, if you want me to tell you, I'd rather not comment on anything.
"I think very badly of some of the attitude of some players. Actually not a certain attitude, it's an attitude that does not exist.
"There are players who have no attitude here, bro. They don't want to be here, they don't want to play.
"They don't want to be here then f*** off, let them say they don't want to play. They spend a year here getting money, and then they f*** off, bro. S*** attitude bro, for f**** sake."