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Zouma’s not the first sportsman involved in animal cruelty

Kurt Zouma is not the first famous sportsman to be involved in animal cruelty case but the power of football has probably made him a bigger victim.

A Premier League footballer involved in such a situation is totally designed to send everybody into a frenzy but he can be assured that at some point it will calm down.

Take a look at Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath (pictured below)  – one of the most famous and best fast bowlers  the world has seen – boy was he good.

Suddenly his world came tumbling down when back in 2016 photos began to circulate of him on a safari hunt. The Australian was pictured posing next to dead animals including an African elephant.

McGrath poses with dead buffalo

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Following the backlash he wrote on social media: “In 2008 I participated in a hunting safari in Zimbabwe that was licensed and legal but in hindsight highly inappropriate.

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3 comments on “Zouma’s not the first sportsman involved in animal cruelty

  1. Zouma may not be the first sportsman to be involved in animal cruelty, and let’s be fair, what he’s done is sickening, but not in same league as Glenn McGrath. He is, however, the only sportsman involved in this week’s act of animal cruelty not to be suspended by their club. The BBC are reporting that Dagenham have dropped Zouma’s pea-brained brother over his part in the filming of the abuse. Not the first time this week that West Ham have been taught a lesson by a non-league club, Hugh.

  2. I’m baffled as to why people think suspending Zouma would be punishing him.

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