Man Utd defender Ferdinand courts more Twitter controversy after Safari pics

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has again courted controversy on Twitter.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has again courted controversy on Twitter.

The Daily Mail reports Ferdinand posted a picture of himself holding a spear and shield alongside a Zulu warrior during United’s trip to PheZulu Safari Park on Thursday, and wrote: "Me + my Zulu friend out in the bush just before we hunted and killed a Lion + a Wilder beast!!"

Even though the park has no lions or wildebeest, some followers took him seriously. One wrote back: "Why did Rio Ferdinand have to kill a Lion while here in SA???? He could have spent the money on CONSERVATION!!!"

Ferdinand was forced to clarify his comments on Friday when he tweeted: "had an amazing time in Durban – safari was unbelievable and for those concerned I didn’t hunt any lions… can some of u please lighten up!"

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