JOSE Bosingwa got booed by his own QPR fans – and forced his boss to withdraw the defender at half time.
A woeful back pass leading to Newcastle’s second goal and a lengthy shirt tug inside the box for an equalising penalty was all too much for large swathes among the faithful.
Every time the Portuguese touched the ball from there to the interval he was rounded on, and when fans sung ‘take him off, Harry,’ Redknapp did so.
Bosingwa (pic) carries previous with supporters after he refused to sit on the bench in December. And seldom heard in any media forum, the former Chelsea player is favourite to top the list of leavers if Rs can find someone to shoulder his £65k-a-week wages.
Stephane Mbia was likewise told to take his tracksuit at the break after he had a chance to redeem himself following his infamous Tweet asking to leave.
The Frenchman may yet get his wish after another lack-lustre performance.
The boos for Bosingwa were more sparing as they might have been with plenty of bare patches in the home end as fans elected to stay away.
They missed a penalty that put Rs ahead considered generous in the extreme. Awarded at the other end - the Loft might have stormed the pitch.
The brush on Junior Hoilett by Mathieu Debuchy was as marginal as whether it was in or just outside the left hand side of the box.
It mattered little to Loic Remy who sent Rob Elliot the wrong way from the spot, as Yohan Cabaye also took a yellow card for a bit of back chat to ref Lee Probert.
The Magpies defender might have saved himself the trouble had he known his team would be level inside seven minutes.
The shirt tug by Bosingwa on Hatem Ben Arfa was of the type seen at every Premier League set piece throughout the season.
Nonetheless, a tug it was and the tugged crashed home the penalty via the underside of the bar.
Papiss Cissé had the ball in the net via a back-post header minutes later, but had strayed marginally offside.
Hoilett then found Eliott’s reflexes were good enough to divert a snap shot from 10 yards.
But lazy wasn’t in the woeful back pass from Bosingwa that sold his keeper short. And all Green could do was watch his hack rebound off the chasing Jonas Gutierreez into Yoan Guffran’s path who simply rolled it 20 yards into the vacant net.
Hoilett wormed space for himself to fire low and just to the right of goal. But Rangers breathed a sigh of relief when inexplicably Green picked up the ball from an Armand Traore back pass. You might have thought the Rangers defence would avoid those.
But the resulting free-kick was charged down, and a cross into the box caused greater havoc before a combination of Clint Hill, sub Shaun Derry and Green cleared the danger.
In an extraordinary game of gaffes, the last in a long line saw Elliot booked for the second time when he handled outside the box.
Having earlier got a first yellow for dissent at the Rangers penalty, Steve Harper was called into action off the bench for the last seven minutes as Newcastle clung to their slender lead and Premier League place
Team, 4-4-2: Green, Bosingwa (Fabio 46), Onuoha, Hill, Traore; Townsend, M’Bia (Derry 46), Jenas, Hoilett (Taarbt 84); Zamora, Remy; subs not used: Murphy, Mackie, Granero, Park