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Glenn McGrath Expresses 'Deep Regret' Over Africa Hunting Photos

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

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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

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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

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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).

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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...