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QPR defender Chris Samba gives away free tickets as apology for poor performance

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"Don't worry Júlio, I've got this one!" (Getty)

"Don't worry Júlio, I've got this one!" (Getty)

As part of Queens Park Rangers high-risk buy ourselves out of relegation trouble by paying too much for players strategy, Chris Samba arrived at Loftus Road in the January window. His former side Anzhi Makhachkala said they were "out of their minds" to pay his £12.5m ($18 million) transfer fee, while many others question the logic of giving £100,000 ($150,000) to a 28-year-old of his caliber every single week for four-and-a-half years.

In QPR's 3-2 defeat at Fulham on Monday, Samba was at fault for the first two goals and played an error-strewn game that did not exactly justify his weekly wage. To his credit, the Congo national team player took to twitter to apologize...

Samba then appeared to spend the rest of the evening on the social networking site defending his move to London, arguing that he did not set his record transfer fee and that fans should "get over" his generous remuneration package. Disappointingly, Samba also appeared to have been subjected to racist abuse.

On Tuesday, the former Blackburn defender woke up fresh and came up with a novel way to appease Hoops fans: give them free tickets so they forget how awful he was the day before!

To be fair, this is a nice gesture and Samba comes across as a decent guy. Yet QPR fans would probably prefer that the well-paid defender kept his tickets and shirts to himself if it meant he stopped putting in abject performances that are helping to guide the club into the Championship.

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