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QPR fans take last dig at Hughes

New Stoke boss Mark Hughes has not been allowed to forget his woeful time in charge at QPR by fed-up fans.

In the wake of Hughes' appointment by Stoke yesterday on a three-year deal, Rangers supporters have paid for a cheeky message that has gone on display today on a petrol station advertising board close to the Britannia Stadium.

With Hughes holding a QPR scarf above his head, it reads: "A message from QPR fans: Mark Hughes - Thanks (for nothing)".

After just 11 months in charge, Hughes was sacked in November with QPR bottom of the Barclays Premier League table after collecting just four points from their opening 12 games.

It was a wretched run that played a significant role in their eventual relegation.

A spokesman for the Open all R's podcast that has placed the ad said: "It sticks in the throat Mark Hughes will be operating in the Premier League next season whilst QPR have to pick up the pieces of a disastrous season in the Championship.

"Football fans are known for their gallows humour and our message is a bit of fun - and maybe a bit of a tongue-in-cheek warning to Stoke fans."

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