Fernandes has received a large amount of objections to the sacking on Twitter, but he has responded by saying: "There is no doubt Neil was a good man. A great man. I and the board had to do what we felt was good for the club.
"It is something we have thought about carefully. Please be patient.
"[The decision] was not knee jerked. But premier league can make or break you in weeks. I understand your feelings."
Mark Hughes has been installed as the early favourite to take over from Warnock at Loftus Road.