— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) September 29, 2017
Welsh rugby player Scott Baldwin extended an invitation, one that the lion predictably accepted:
Coach Steve Tandy had no sympathy for his player, suggesting Baldwin had ignored instruction and attempted to pet the animal.
“There was an incident with a lion, but in fairness it was nothing to do with the lion,” he said in a press conference, which was uploaded to YouTube.
“He did bite Scott but when you put your hand in a fence where there is a lion, then you will get bitten.
“It was pretty stupid on Scott’s behalf and he is pretty lucky. It was a good environment and we were told how far back to stand.”