Australia's Glenn Mcgrath faces barrage of criticism for pictures with dead animals from hunting trip
Australia’s fearsome fast bowler Glenn Mcgrath has been at the end of widespread abuse on the social media, after pictures of him posing with dead animals killed on a safari trip surfaced on the internet.
The pictures were uploaded to Twitter after being published on the website of Chipitani Safaris, a Zimbabwe-based tour company. In the pictures, McGrath, a keen hunter, is seen posing with a dead water buffalo, elephant and hyenas in Zimbabwe in 2008. Mcgrath retired from Test cricket in 2008.
There have been various angry reactions to the pictures, with calls being made for a boycott of Mcgrath’s charity works.
Difficult time of my life: Mcgrath
In response, McGrath used his own Twitter account to issue an apology for the photos, saying: "In 2008 I participated in a hunting safari in Zimbabwe that was licensed and legal but in hindsight highly inappropriate."
He also alluded to the loss of his wife Jane, who died from cancer in June 2008.
"It was an extremely difficult time in my life," McGrath wrote, "and looking back I deeply regret being involved."