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Redknapp: I don't want to know what Twitter is

QPR boss Harry Redknapp claims he does not know what Twitter is after Rio Ferdinand was banned for using the word 'sket' on the social media platform.

The R's defender has been banned for three matches and fined £25,000 for using 'sket', meaning "promiscuous girl or woman".

"We've not seen the report from the FA so we can't really comment on it, to understand what he has done," Redknapp stated in his press conference.

"I'll have to sit down with chief executive Philip Beard and chairman Tony Fernandes and talk about the possibility of an appeal when we have the report.

"Rio does know how to behave off the pitch. There are not many professionals better than Rio. But I am not in position to talk about it, because I have not seen any details."

Redknapp, 67, admits his grasp on social media is not a strong one, and explaining that it's not up to the club to manage a player's Twitter output..

"As far as I see it a personal thing rather than something that should affect a club.

"I don't know what Twitter is, I don't want to know to be honest. It doesn't interest me one little bit. If I understood it I might be able to talk about it."

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Redknapp suggests Taarabt weighs 15 stone

Redknapp has questioned Taarabt's attitude and application. Credit: PA

Harry Redknapp's post match comments after QPR's 2-3 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday suggest Adel Taarabt weighs some 15 stone.

The 67 year-old launched an astonishing attack against Taarabt, claiming he cannot "protect people who are about three stone overweight," after being quizzed about why the Moroccan was absent from his matchday squad.

I pick people that want to try, and deserve to be at a good football club like QPR, and want to work, and come in every day and want to work, and train, and show a good attitude.

And that's what I got today from the players. When he starts doing that, whether he ever can do it, maybe he'll get a game.

The other lads, I've got a fantastic group of lads here, absolutely superb, all of them. I can't keep protecting people who don't want to run about and train, who are about three stone overweight. What am I supposed to keep saying, keep getting your 60, 70 grand a week but don't train?

– QPR manager Harry Redknapp

According to the NHS, the ideal weight for a healthy man of Tarrabt's 5 ft 11 in frame is around 75 kilograms, or 12 stone, which suggests the attacking midfielder is currently 15 stone.

QPR remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League with four points from eights games following the dramatic defeat against Liverpool.

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Derby and QPR battle for promotion to Premier League

Derby County and Queen's Park Rangers will face off this afternoon in one of the most lucrative games in world football, as both sides seek promotion to the Premier League.

Derby boss Steve McClaren alongside QPR's Harry Redknapp. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The prize on offer is worth around £120m to Derby and £80m to QPR, according to accounting firm Deloitte,

The sum is lower for QPR because they are still receiving "parachute payments" after suffering relegation from the Premier League last season.

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