Vinnie Jones denies posting photo of 100 dead foxes on Twitter, claiming he was hacked

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Vinnie Jones was caught in a furious social media storm after a photograph of more than 100 dead foxes was posted on his Twitter account.

His followers reacted in horror when the image reportedly appeared on his page with the caption: “A real night lamping foxes… any beat this?”

But the former footballer has since denied posting it online, insisting he had been targeted by hackers after speaking publicly about his love of hunting.

The picture was deleted from the star’s Twitter page shortly after it emerged on Sunday evening.

Jones then posted: “I have just woke to see these tweets with fox pics, this is a hack I’ve never seen this pic in my life.”

The actor told the Mail: “It is absolutely nothing to do with me whatsoever.

“I’d never seen the picture until this morning when I’d seen people going mad on Twitter saying I had done this and that. I was shaking, I’d never seen the picture, and I’d never seen that many foxes.

“That is an attack on me. I don’t know how it has got on there.”

But animal rights groups told Jones to “drop the idiot-thug act and put his strength into protecting – not destroying – those who cannot protect themselves from bullies.”

Elisa Allen, director of Peta UK, added: “If people hunted down panicked dogs for fun, we would call it what it is: cruelty to animals.”

It was not immediately clear where and when the picture was taken or who took it.

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