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Gun-toting Maradona sparks Twitter storm as snap with hunted endangered animal surfaces

The Argentinian has attracted heavy criticism on social media after an image was circulated of him holding a rifle in one hand and an endangered Arabian Oryx in the other.

Maradona posa con la cría de óryx de Arabia.

Diego Maradona is yet again at the centre of controversy after a photo appeared on social media of him holding a rifle in one hand and what appears to be a dead Arabian Oryx – a species in danger of extinction – in the other.

Twitter outrage 

Although it is unclear whether the Argentina legend shot the animal himself, the photograph, circulate on Twitter, has already attracted hundreds of outraged comments.

Maradona courted controversy wherever he went all throughout his football career and has never remained for away from the headlines – often due to polemic incidents all of his own creating – in the many years since he retired.


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