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Fernandes fumes at Cisse indiscipline

ESPN staff
March 26, 2012
Djibril Cisse has received two red cards in five QPR appearances © Getty Images

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has laid into striker Djibril Cisse after the striker saw red during their 3-1 defeat to Sunderland.

The visitors were trailing to Nicklas Bendtner's 41st-minute header when Cisse was given his marching orders for a two-footed lunge on Fraizer Campbell.

Goals from James McClean and Stephane Sessegnon ended the game as a contest, although Taye Taiwo netted a late consolation for QPR.

In only his fifth appearance for the club, Cisse received his second red card since his arrival at Loftus Road in January, and will now be suspended for four matches.

And Fernandes, who was elated after the Hoops' dramatic win over Liverpool in midweek, could only rue his side's inability to finish the match with 11 men.

"This is the first time I am genuinely p***ed off. We have to bloody keep 11 players on the pitch," Fernandes wrote on his Twitter page.

"Boy, do we make it difficult. We have eight games left, four at home, which are winnable. It is up to the players now - we've done all we can. The manager can do nothing if players keep getting booked and sent off."

QPR are in bottom three, one point from safety, but Fernandes believes Mark Hughes is the right man to keep Rangers in the Premier League.

"Mark is the right guy and has my support," he said. "Red cards are nothing to do with luck - very frustrating."

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