Taarabt leaves QPR at half time

Temperamental QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt did not stay to watch his team’s 6-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham on Sunday after being substituted at half time, and instead chose to get the bus home.

Fans of the Loftus Road club were shocked to see the former Tottenham midfielder standing at a bus stop still wearing the side’s tracksuit before the match had finished, as he was upset at being replaced by DJ Campbell at the interval.

Despite the incident, manager Neil Warnock feels that he has bigger worries after the heavy defeat.

“That’s not my problem. I’ve no idea. I’ve got more worries than individuals at the moment. I don’t think you can blame Adel Taarabt today,” he told Mirror Football.

“You’re going to get days when Adel throws his toys out the pram. If you’re not bothered about being subbed.. I’d rather have players like him. I’m not concerned about it. You write what you like,” he concluded.

The result continues Rangers’ inconsistent start to their Premier League season, with hard fought wins being undone by heavy defeats.

The London side sit in 11th place, with eight points from their first seven games.

By Gareth McKnight