Bulgarian legend Stoichkov sparks hunting outrage

Former FIFA World Player of the Year runner-up, Hristo Stoichkov has come under intense worldwide scrutiny after pictures surfaced of the Bulgarian proudly posing in pictures with dead wildlife.

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The 50 year-old, who represented Bulgaria on 84 occasions and scored 38 goals, became a footballing household name after an amazing 1994 World Cup campaign, which saw his country finish fourth.

Stoichkov was runner-up to Brazilian legend Romario for FIFA's World Player of the Year in that same year but the gruesome photographs, as reported by , show the Bulgarian appearing to go on a brutal shooting spree in an South Africa wildlife reserve.

The star forward, who also played 149 games for Barcelona, is pictured with dead animals, including a giraffe, zebra, antelope and buffalo.

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While the photos, which appeared on a tour organiser's website, have since been removed, respect for Bulgarian legend Stoichkov has been somewhat tarnished.


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Published 1 April 2016 at 4:52pm
By Patrick Nugent