Fernandes a bit of a tweeter at QPR
The always entertaining Tony Fernandes has just acknowledged in a series of book-plugging interviews that – let’s put this the polite way – he has often been the kind of chairman every agent wanting to make a quick buck likes to have on speed dial.
At least he has been willing to admit it but I couldn’t help being slightly startled by the response when the man running QPR was asked why he persisted with Twitter.
Yes, he said, he was not sure the club’s PR department liked it. But it was the next sentence, where he talked about it being a modern way to find players, that leapt off the page, bearing in mind Fernandes appeared to be deadly serious. “I’ve had some good tips,” he explained. “We’ve signed players people have pointed out.”
As far as I’m aware, this must be a first in professional football. And, hopefully, a last.