Harry Redknapp doesn’t like the holidays.
While many teams are enjoying a bit of relaxation during a hectic December in the Premier League, the QPR boss has banned his team from having any sort of organized holiday parties.
Despite Harry’s precautions, the team was allowed to have a lunch together following their 2-0 win over Burnley last Sunday.
That’s where things get interesting.
Defender Steven Caulker was taken to the hospital to treat a cut on his head, which spurred reports of an altercation during the team’s lunch party.
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The “altercation” supposedly began when a woman spilled her drink on Rio Ferdinand, which sparked a scene that featured Shaun Wright-Phillips holding Ferdinand back while Joey Barton played peacemaker.
Somehow that doesn’t seem like how everything would have played out…
Queens Park Rangers released a statement denying all reports of a bar fight, saying Caulker simply slipped and hit his head during the lunch.
Following Saturday’s Premier League win versus Burnley & with no further fixture for nine days the club can confirm players were allowed to have a Sunday lunch together.
Steven Caulker was not involved in an altercation. He did suffer a cut to his head, which he received treatment for at hospital before being discharged on the same evening.
The club will be making no further comment.”
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Harry Redknapp deemed the holidays a distraction for his club, and the old boss seems to know what he is talking about. His side have won two of their last three Premier League matches while climbing out of the relegation zone, and all people are talking about is a made-up bar fight.
The R’s will look to get back to football when they travel to Everton on December 15.