Open Post: Hosted By The Hooker Who Learned Not To Pet Lions

October 1, 2017 / Posted by:

Besides chocolate, nerdy TV, and schadenfreude, my weakness is rugby players. Rugby is a savage sport where you’re SUPPOSED to bleed and they’re all vicious animals in short shorts. They’re SEX. However, just because they know how to entice a man with briefly glimpsed thighs in Underarmour and the ability to drink their own keg, it doesn’t mean that the players have to be brain trusts. Case in point, Esquire’s report on Welsh rugby player Scott Baldwin.

Fun fact: He’s a hooker! It’s a delightfully named rugby position. (OR IS IT?)

Scotty was at a South African game park when he thought it was brilliant to reach into the lion’s cage and pet him. Exactly how many times has Scotty been hit on the head during a scrum? Trigger warning for dummies.

Scott had to go to the hospital and get stitches, and missed his team the Ospreys playing South Africa’s Cheetahs.

The best part is that Scott’s coach didn’t even try for an excuse and acknowledged his player left his brains back on the pitch.

There was an incident with a lion, but in fairness it was nothing to do with the lion. He did bite Scott but when you put your hand in a fence where there is a lion then expect to get bit. And he’s had plenty of warning, so it’s pretty stupid on Scott’s behalf and he’s pretty lucky. But again, it’s nothing to do with where we were, it was a good environment, we’d been told how far back to stand. But I don’t know what kind of wildlife program Scott’s been watching where you can pat a lion on the head as if it’s a kitten.

Let sleeping lions lie or draw back a stump!

Pic: Twitter

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