By Chris Wright
QPR manager Neil Warnock has vowed to fine Armand Traore ‘the most money that he possibly can’ after the left-back was sent-off in the final minute of the Hoops’ 1-1 draw with Aston Villa for a headlong, reckless lunge on Marc Albrighton.
The dismissal came minutes before Richard Dunne’s unfortunate own-goal equaliser, with QPR 1-0 down and chasing the game as the clock ticked over into stoppage time and Warnock (who was seen to grab Traore’s arm and administer a few choice words as he made his way from the pitch) was not best pleased with his players’ conduct, telling the BBC after the game:
“I just thought he was a disgrace, I will fine him as much as I possibly can. I told him to his face ‘you’ve let me down and you’ve let the team down’.
“As an opposition player when you are winning 1-0 away from home, that is what you want. I just think he was a bit thick and naive.
“I said to him ‘when we’re playing at Fulham next week what are you going to be doing?’ But he is learning. He is a good player and will be an even better one after that.”
If Pies were Traore, we’d avoid making eye contact with our manager for the next couple of days for fear of having them pulled out with knitting needles.