Charlie Austin replies to Sullivan with Twitter statement, West Ham fans respond

The Queens Park Rangers striker posted a cryptic tweet earlier - but there was no doubt this time that he has hit back at the West Ham co-chairman.

QPR striker Charlie Austin has responded to West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan's claims he is too injury prone.

Earlier on Thursday afternoon, the QPR forward posted a cryptic tweet that West Ham fans believed was aimed at Sullivan. On this occasion, though, there was no doubt and no need for speculation.

Indeed, pulling no punches, Austin labeled Sullivan's claims to be an 'outrageous slur' and made his 'injury problems' fully clear for all to see.

In a KUMB podcast, West Ham co-owner Sulllivan had suggested the 26-year-old is not fit enough to take a risk on, with many members of the Hammers faithful this summer urging the club to sign the QPR man as an answer to their current striker problems.

And, following Austin's firm response, it appears any chance of a move could be off. Things could U-turn from here - as Fabian Delph proved a few weeks back, anything is possible in the transfer market - but the QPR forward has clearly taken offence to the West Ham man's comments. Is there no coming back from here?

His statement, meanwhile, prompted a variety of response from Irons fans...

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