The London Evening Standard says it was sparked in part by the Moroccan international walking out of a pre-match team meeting when he was not named in the team or on the bench for the game.
The Queens Park Rangers manager is understood to have been furious before the game at Taarabt's reaction to being left out. The club were not sure whether the 25-year-old stayed to watch the match. Earlier in the week he had been under consideration to start the game and Redknapp asked staff to organise a match at the training ground with the express purpose of testing Taarabt's fitness. It was in that game he was judged to be well off the pace.
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