Fer­nan­des a bit of a tweeter at QPR

The Observer - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

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.

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