He's normally a figure of optimism and reason on social media, but that wasn't the case as Tony Fernandes became embroiled in a Twitter spat on Saturday evening.

The exchange took place after QPR's 1-0 victory over Sunderland at Loftus Road; a result which surely ended the Hoops' concerns over a relegation battle as they moved 13 points clear of the drop zone.

It should be an evening for celebrating, but instead, Fernandes has been dragged into a dispute with a number of QPR fans.

Speaking on Twitter, Fernandes initially said: "Satisfying week. Taken loads of stick ,hate , abuse but stuck at it. Patience. Good to see 5 young lads 4 from under 23 on the pitch at the end. Long way to go buy some things going right."

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This led to numerous retorts from the Loftus Road faithful, which resorted in the QPR co-chairman having to defend his stance.

The exchange can be seen below.

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