Khan claims he has had Twitter interactions with the fan before and that he was among those who “give no credit when things go well”.
By Associated Press
Last Updated: 12/01/19 9:50pm
Fulham vice chairman Tony Khan told a fan to “go to hell” in a tweet after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Burnley left the London club with only one win in nine Premier League games.
Burnley profited from two own goals in quick succession to come from behind and leave Fulham five points from safety.
Khan tried to ease the fans concerns by promising “multiple signings to improve the squad” in the January transfer window while stressing on Twitter: “It’s on our players now to fight, finish & win.”
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The son of American owner Shahid Khan reacted angrily to a supporter responding: “Leave my club please.”
Khan, who is director of football operations at Fulham, replied: “Never. I’ll die at this club. Go to hell.”
Responding to criticism over the tone of his tweet, Khan complained the fan was among those who “give no credit when things go well”.
Khan expanded further in response to an Associated Press tweet posting an article on the exchange.
“This wasn’t my first twitter interaction with this fan,” Khan said. “When times are down, he’s on me, but even less than 2 weeks after promotion he complained at me. Thanks to our fans that stand by the club. Come on Fulham.”
In 2011 former chairman Mohamed Al Fayed told Fulham fans they could “go to hell” if they did not appreciate the Michael Jackson statue which had been unveiled at Craven Cottage.
Andre Schurrle’s early opener for Fulham was cancelled out in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s effort went in off Joe Bryan.
Three minutes later, Denis Odoi inadvertently beat Sergio Rico, heading in after Hendrick crossed.
Calum Chambers headed against the Burnley bar soon after and Fulham substitute Luciano Vietto was denied after the break by James Tarkowski and Tom Heaton.
Burnley held on to record a third consecutive league victory, further easing its relegation fears. Fulham remained second to last.