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    21 Feb 2015

    Glenn McGrath Expresses 'Deep Regret' Over Africa Hunting Photos

    Star cricketer apologises for safari. Warning: photos of dead wildlife.

    Former Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath has apologised after photos emerged showing him posing with dead wildlife on safari in Zimbabwe.

    Taken in 2008, the photos were found on the Chipitani Safari Company website – they have since been removed.

    The photos appeared on Twitter on Saturday.

    Hey @glennmcgrath11. Being a cricketing legend is awesome. But hunting is stupid. You should stop.

    Lindsay McDougall@doctormcdougallFollow

    Hey @glennmcgrath11. Being a cricketing legend is awesome. But hunting is stupid. You should stop.

    11:51 AM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    They spread rapidly.

    Legendary Australian bowler Glenn McGrath has hunting photos spilling all over social media (h/t @doctormcdougall)

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    Legendary Australian bowler Glenn McGrath has hunting photos spilling all over social media (h/t @doctormcdougall)

    2:43 PM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    There was widespread condemnation.

    I feel sick to my stomach - Cricketer Glenn @glennmcgrath11 thinks he's a hero slaughtering animals for fun & TUSKS!

    Angela ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥@sallie6youtubeFollow

    I feel sick to my stomach - Cricketer Glenn @glennmcgrath11 thinks he's a hero slaughtering animals for fun & TUSKS!

    3:09 PM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Am stunned to think that Glenn McGrath, could actually shoot dead an elephant. http://t.co/hBQqNgpvBl via @smh

    Lord FitzSimons@Peter_FitzFollow

    Am stunned to think that Glenn McGrath, could actually shoot dead an elephant. http://t.co/hBQqNgpvBl via @smh

    5:05 PM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    In a statement on Twitter, Glenn McGrath said: "I deeply regret being involved."

    The apology wasn't enough for many people.

    Pathetic excuse from Glenn McGrath, "going through a difficult time". He looked so happy sitting in front the elephant he just shot.

    Dame Queen Christina@ChristineEwing7Follow

    Pathetic excuse from Glenn McGrath, "going through a difficult time". He looked so happy sitting in front the elephant he just shot.

    5:21 PM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Glenn McGrath’s defense is it was a difficult time in his life? Sure, we all go shoot wild animals to cope with tough times :/

    Siren out of Brixton@SirenofBrixtonFollow

    Glenn McGrath’s defense is it was a difficult time in his life? Sure, we all go shoot wild animals to cope with tough times :/

    4:39 PM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Are the Glenn McGrath pics legit? If so how utterly disappointing. Why would anyone want to kill endangered wildlife?

    Rita Panahi@RitaPanahiFollow

    Are the Glenn McGrath pics legit? If so how utterly disappointing. Why would anyone want to kill endangered wildlife?

    4:27 PM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Capped 124 times by Australia, the retired cricketer is the President and co-founder of the McGrath Foundation, which he set up with his wife Jane in 2002, following Jane's initial breast cancer diagnosis (she died in 2008).

    Kristian Dowling / Getty Images

    The breast cancer charity has funded more than 100 breast care nurses around Australia.

    McGrath's wife bought him a hunting rifle after his 500th test wicket.

    Glenn McGrath a hunter? Well, it shouldn't come as a surprise... https://t.co/foMCGZ6zrQ

    Lyndsay Farlow@LyndsayFarlowFollow

    Glenn McGrath a hunter? Well, it shouldn't come as a surprise... https://t.co/foMCGZ6zrQ

    3:37 PM - 21 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Many speculated on the damage to McGrath's public reputation...

    ...as his Wikipedia entry was altered.

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