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Adel Taarabt did a runner at half time instead of watching QPR get hammered

QPR got a 6-0 drubbing against Fulham yesterday, but their Moroccan international was on the bus home before the full-time whistle sounded.

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QPR PLAYMAKER ADEL TAARABT was spotted running for the bus in West London yesterday afternoon — while his team-mates endured Premier League humiliation against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Goals from Danny Murphy, Clint Dempsey, Bobby Zamora and an Andy Johnson hat-trick helped the Cottagers to a 6-0 win over their local rivals, but Taarabt wasn’t interested in sticking around to watch the goals rain in.

The volatile midfielder stormed off in a strop after he was substituted by manager Neil Warnock at half-time, making his own way home with the hundreds of Rangers fans who couldn’t bear to watch the second half.

According to the Daily Mail, Taarabt posed for photos with some of the disillusioned supporters outside the ground before the atmosphere turned nasty and he sprinted off to jump on a bus.

Warnock moved to play down the incident after the game, saying “That’s not my problem at the moment. I have no idea [whether he left the dressing room].

I’ve more worries than any individual when you lose 6-0. I don’t think you can blame Adel Taarabt today.

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