Premier League - Taarabt spotted at bus stop during match
Rangers were hammered 6-0 at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, and Taarabt - renowned for his petulance - apparently stropped off out of the ground following a furious half-time bust up with manager Neil Warnock.
The volatile Moroccan was reported to have headed out of the stadium and down by the river towards the Crabtree pub in Fulham before he was met by groups of QPR supporters, who had also left the ground early in disgust at their team's showing.
Taarabt had his photo taken with fan Kerry Smith, who posted the snap on Twitter.
She tweeted: "It was bizarre! He spoke briefly. He just asked what the score was and we heard another goal go in and he just rolled his eyes!
"His minders were kind of stopping him from talking. I didn't see him take other photos. He was ushered on when more people came out of the ground."
QPR refused to comment officially, but the playmaker is now facing a heavy fine as a result of the incident.
Rangers boss Warnock, said: "I've no idea what happened, but I don't think you can blame Adel Taarabt today.
"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 that, me."
The former Morocco international, who quit playing for his country after having been dropped in June, scored 19 goals as QPR won the Championship last season.
Taarabt was stripped of the captaincy earlier in the season following the signing of midfielder Joey Barton.
Photo courtesy Kerry Smith @kelstillcool.
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