Queens Park Rangers were confronted by angry supporters at the end of another dismal display that saw them lose a record 10th Premier League game in a row.
As Richard Dunne trudged off, he was met by a handful of visiting fans who had darted across an empty terrace. Clint Hill joined the remonstrations before Joey Barton and Glenn Hoddle became involved, attempting to defuse the situation.
"Someone said something to Richard Dunne that was all," added Redknapp. "Kevin Hitchcock went and took Dunny away - someone just got the hump. He didn't go to have a row with anyone - he just went over and started applauding and someone had a go."
The reason for the anger was plain to see after QPR broke a record set by Bolton 19 years ago. For Bolton, their nine-game run of defeats ended ultimately in relegation. It is difficult to see how Harry Redknapp’s team will not meet the same fate.
This victory for Burnley could prove hugely significant when the last ball is kicked in May.
QPR’s problems stemmed from a back line that played as though they had just been introduced in the car park prior to kick-off.
For Burnley’s first goal, scored by Scott Arfield and “not Lionel Messi” as Redknapp put it, three players had the chance to stop him but were not able to do so.
For their second, described as “horrendous” and “shocking” by Redknapp; neither Steven Caulker nor Dunne were alert enough to halt Danny Ings’s run. Arfield had not scored since the opening weekend defeat to Chelsea but here, his running was too forceful; first for Barton, whose effort to stop him was slight, then Mauricio Isla and finally Dunne who was nutmegged before the Scot calmly placed his finish to Robert Green’s right corner.
Redknapp said: " I thought we were right in the game and that Burnley had lost their way a bit and then we have given an horrendous goal away. It was a shocking second goal, we have to defend better in that situation and it cost us dearly.
"The conditions weren't easy but defenders have to defend. For the first goal we had three men around their guy - we're not talking about Lionel Messi are we - and he's gone past three of us far too easy."
On Arfield's goal, Sean Dyches said: “If it’s Alexis Sanchez, the goal gets shown a thousand times."
“We might get 50. But we’re happy to go under the radar.”
QPR were better in attack, though the recall of Adel Taarabt — who had a public falling-out with Redknapp this season after his manager accused him of being overweight — highlighted their lack of options. Charlie Austin saw an effort from Isla’s cut back crack off a post before the visitors equalised when Eduardo Vargas’s pass found its way to Austin and the striker tumbled under a careless challenge.
Austin rammed the penalty kick beyond Tom Heaton and the subsequent celebration against his former club reflected just how important this goal may have been.
Yet Ings scored what proved to be the match winner shortly after when he speculated on Ashley Barnes’s bouncing pass. With Caulker hesitating and Dunne not quick enough to react to partner’s mistake, Ings capitalised by twisting past the pair and converting with his left foot.
The margin of defeat could have been greater for QPR with Barnes having a goal disallowed when perhaps, it should not have been; before Michael Keane misjudged two headed opportunities late in the second half.
As QPR made history, Burnley confronted their past and prevailed. QPR have specialised in unwanted achievements during the past few years, when their recent experience of the top flight has encompassed indignity and ignominy, and now ineptitude on their travels means the record books need rewriting.