Christopher Samba implored Queens Park Rangers to "get over" his £100,000-a-week wages after his poor performance in their 3-2 defeat at Fulham on Monday night.
Samba, a £12.5m club record signing, was directly responsible for both of Dimitar Berbatov's goals as the Cottagers went 2-0 ahead in the first quarter of the match.
Ashkan Dejagah enticed Samba into a late challenge to concede a penalty which Berbatov converted on eight minutes before the Congolese dithered on the ball only to be dispossessed, allowing the Bulgarian to double Fulham's lead.
The January transfer window signing was brought in to bolster the club's infamously porous defence, however QPR have kept just one clean sheet and conceded 14 goals in seven Premier League games since.
A disconsolate Samba and Clint Hill trudge off at the interval
Nineteenth in the table and seven points adrift from safety with seven games remaining, Samba said he "can't say sorry enough" for his display at Craven Cottage but was "fed up" with his wages being used as a stick to beat him with.
"I'm really sorry I let the side down, really upset with my 1st half performance I can't say sorry enough to all the supporters, won't give up," Samba vowed on Twitter.
"As for my price tag I didn't put a price on my head,grow up please... Fed up with the money tweets get over it and support the team, goodnight."
Samba's defensive partner Clint Hill also had an evening to forget, with his own goal proving to be the matchwinner before he was hauled off at half-time.