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QPR's Taarabt blasted for Wigan equaliser

QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt has been slammed for allowing Wigan Athletic to net their equaliser yesterday.

Taarabt was widely condemned after turning his back on Maloney's injury time free kick for failing to block the equaliser.

Everton captain Phil Neville tweeted:

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton, on-loan from QPR, also rapped:

But QPR boss Harry Redknapp defended Taarabt, saying: "He didn't duck, he jumped. He jumped and turned his head and it went past his head. I'm not going to blame Adel."

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