Christopher Samba hits out at QPR fans on Twitter

QPR defender Christopher Samba has hit out at fans on Twitter, telling them to "get over" his wages after apologising for his error-strewn display in Monday's defeat at Fulham.

Samba conceded a penalty from which Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring for Fulham, before then losing the ball to the striker, who made it 2-0. QPR went on to lose the game 3-2, leaving them second from bottom in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of safety with just seven games left.

Despite apologising for his performance, the defender was called 'a negro' by an angry fan.

He tweeted: 'As for the racist abuse I receive last nite I did not deserve at all, called it a early day today to be called a negro for a game of football.

'2013 kick racism out of football, retweet if you are against it thank you, no matter what race, sex or nationality STOP RACISM OUT OF FOOTBALL.'

The defender originally took to his Twitter profile to apologise for his first-half performance in the west London derby, and he slated fans who brought up his £100k wage and heavy price tag, telling his critics to 'grow up.'

"Fed up with the money tweets, get over it," Samba tweeted.

"Tell me what is a £100k [per week] performance?

"I am sorry I let the side down, really upset with my first half performance."

The 29-year-old added: "See everyone talking about mistakes like footballers cannot have an off day on the pitch. We are human like all of you, grow up some of you, please."

The rant over wages came after the defender's humble apology for his poor display.

'I'm really sorry I let the side down,really upset with my 1st half performance I can't say sorry enough to all the supporters,won't give up,' he posted.

'Before I go tonight I just wanna say I see a lot of you talk about I shouldn't say sorry, well when I'm wrong I'm wrong I hold my hands up.'

Samba joined QPR from Anzhi Makhachkala in January for a club record fee of £12.5million, and reportedly earns £100,000-a-week at Loftus Road.