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Outrage as Rio Ferdinand says he hunted and killed a lion in South Africa [pic]
Posted by on Jul 20th, 2012

Manchester United veteran Rio Ferdinand had South Africans fuming last night after he sent out a tweet  saying that himself and a Zulu friend ‘hunted and killed a Lion and a Wilder beast’.

The Manchester United team went on safari in SA yesterday when Ferdinand sent out the following…

I’m assuming he was just joking, but needless to say South Africans didn’t think it was that amusing and plenty of Twitter users let him know how they felt, a la Matt McDonald there.

He was joking right?  Right? Coz surely he can’t be that stupid. Can he? Ya..must be a joke.

Here’s some more of the general feeling towards his claim.

Word of advice Rio…jokes about killing lions don’t go down too well in SA. could have endeared yourself to the entire nation and instead tweeted that you and a Zulu friend went out and f**ked up some rhino poachers. But had to now go and say some dumb sh*t bout killing a lion.

July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

Love how people take things too seriously. There is no ways he would have done that. He was joking about it for sure.

Even before he tweeted that he made a joke like this…

“@rioferdy5 Just en route to a safari with the team in South Africa….looking to tussle with a lion + slap up a baboon! Videos on my Rio Ferdinand App.”

Savage says:
July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

Definitely think he was joking, but if you wanna win over South Africans then thats no way to go about it. He could said something so much more awesome considering so many SA people love Man United

Renee says:
July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

With so much to see and do in South Africa, this is what he does! Shame on Rio

Randall says:
July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

LOL.You really think rio put on his man utd outfit and hunted a lion and wildebeest with a spear.Seriously get a life.Now you made yourself look dumb over the www

Fiela says:
July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

People need to chill the fuck out. You can’t shoot a Lion in SA…legally. Chill the fuck out.

Joe Morgan says:
July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

For sure you can… It’s big business in SA…

Where do you think all the hand raised “walk-with-lion-cubs” go once they grow big and too dangerous for tourists to play with… They end up on hunting farms with a price tag on their head for sad ego lacking people to come and kill…

Dominique says:
July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

I dont care if he’s joking- its not cool.

juan says:
July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

Never liked him, now I got a reason. Asshole!

July 07, 2012 at 6:34 am

There’s just so many topics that one could possibly joke about.

What made him bother to insult our BIG 5 ? What made him insult something dear to South Africa?

If he needed original humour, there’s countless bloggers on the blogsphere that have that creative spark to assist.

Not impressed at all with his attempt at humour.

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