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21st Oct 2014

Pic: Eh, Harry. Is doesn’t look like Adel Taarabt is “three stone overweight”

Things are starting to get a bit messy at QPR...

Joe Harrington

Things are starting to get a bit messy at QPR…

QPR attacker Adel Taarabt has hit back at Harry Redknapp after being called “three stone overweight” by the manager following the defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.

Redknapp was fuming after his side conceded in the very last minute and decided to vent most of his fury at Moroccan international Taarabt calling him overweight and “unfit to play for a Premier League side” which is scathing to say the least.

Queens Park Rangers Training Session and Press Conference

Taarabt has now had his say on the story and speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “He (Redknapp) spends most of the time in his office but when he gets off the phone he comes down to watch for five or 10 minutes – he never takes a session. That’s when he said he had it in mind to start me against Liverpool.

“I am a professional – this is not about retaliation, this is about protecting my reputation. I played in that reserve game for 90 minutes and if he didn’t think I was running he could have taken me off. Maybe I didn’t perform like I could because it was a reserve team game and I was protecting myself.

“I can only get fitness playing Premier League. You can train six or seven hours, but you won’t be fit.”

These pictures were posted on Twitter last night and we’re struggling to find that extra three stone the player is supposed to be carrying.

Don’t expect Adel Taarabt to be in the QPR starting team any time soon.

Hat-tip to the Daily Mail.