Sunday 24 September 2017

Cricketer Glenn McGrath 'deeply regrets' posing with dead animals on hunting safari

Glenn McGrath says the safari took place during a difficult time in his life
Glenn McGrath says the safari took place during a difficult time in his life

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Glenn McGrath, the great Australian fast bowler, has said that he deeply regrets being involved in a hunting safari in Zimbabwe that saw him pictured with dead animals.

McGrath was photographed posing with the dead bodies of buffalo and hyenas as well as two elephant tusks on a 2008 trip.

McGrath lost his first wife, Jane, to breast cancer in 2008 and has subsequently gained universal acclaim for his charity work against breast cancer.

He said: “It was an extremely difficult time in my life and looking back I deeply regret being involved.”

He did stress that the hunting safari: “was licensed and legal but in hindsight highly inappropriate".

McGrath has felt the wrath of social media after posing with the trophies.

Another picture which surfaced on Twitter shows McGrath with his team-mate Brett Lee posing with another dead animal.

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