The Welsh Rugby club “Ospreys” Scott Baldwin during a visit with the team of the zoo in Bloemfontein (South Africa), which boasts a collection of apes, decided to pet the lion and was bitten by a predator (affected hand courageous athlete), reports the Sun.
The Rugby player has a few stitches, which he missed Friday’s friendly match against South African team “Cheetahs”.
Head coach of Wales Steve Tandy called the actions of the Baldwin “outright stupidity”.
“The incident with the lion, but, frankly speaking, lion is not to blame. He bit Scott, but when you stick a hand over the fence, which sits a lion, you must capnut. He was warned that he was being cautious, so that this stupidity on his conscience,” said the coach, adding that “you can’t pet the lion as a kitten”.
“Ospreys” became the first Welsh team taking part in the exhibition tournament in South Africa, notes TASS.