Game lodges in South Africa are offering lion hunting deals to World Cup fans.

If seeing their team win/lose brings on an uncontrollable urge to slaughter animals then for about £15,000 footie fans will be able shoot a lion and lioness and even keep the carcass.

Big game hunting is a huge money-spinner in South Africa. Some years more than 1,000 lions are slaughtered bringing in about £1million.

Lions are bred in wire pens before being released and shot by rich, mainly European and US, trophy hunters.

Chris Mercer, of South Africa’s Campaign Against Canned Hunting, told The Sun: “I’m sure the World Cup organisers wouldn’t want the tournament linked to such a distasteful, cruel occupation.”

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