QPR register complaint over 'abusive' messages from Kenny
Friday 24 August 2012
Mike Rigg, the Queen's Park Rangers technical director, has written a formal letter of complaint to Leeds United after goalkeeper Paddy Kenny allegedly sent abusive messages to him and the QPR chairman, Tony Fernandes, over the weekend.
The 34-year-old joined the Championship side from QPR during the summer after it is understood he asked for a transfer, despite the Hoops hoping he would stay to provide competition for Rob Green.
The England international endured a nightmare debut following his summer move from West Ham, with a blunder for the first goal putting Swansea on course to a 5-0 victory in the season's opener.
It is understood Kenny sent abusive text messages to Rigg and Fernandes late on Saturday night and in the early hours of Sunday morning, mocking the result and Green's performance. Rigg is also understood to have received calls until 3am on Sunday, leading him to make a formal complaint to Leeds.
The accusations are likely to do further damage to Kenny's standing at QPR, which he described as a "tinpot club" on Twitter recently.
Fernandes yesterday defended the London club's transfer policy and dismissed any suggestion they were "panic buying".
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