In a country that prides itself on its elephants, this is one of the more bizarre articles to come out of the recent football season.
In the latest edition of the Daily Mail newspaper, the team’s head of performance and training said that in a country where elephants are hunted for their ivory, a football match is a natural way to bring attention to the issue.
This is a fact the team was not prepared to admit, and a number of elephants were slaughtered by poachers during the 2016-17 season.
However, the players themselves, with a number having recently been injured in a hit-and-run, insisted that they are not in favour of killing elephants.
Instead, the elephants are “worth their weight in gold”, as the players told the Daily Telegraph.
“The elephant has been worth its weight in the gold for hundreds of years,” they said.
“They’re the pride of Africa.
We’ve spent decades hunting them for their tusks.
If we want to kill them, then why not kill them for something else?”
We have to realise that the elephants need our protection.
We are the only nation in the world that has protected them.
It’s not a question of morality; we are the world’s largest exporter of ivory and we need to protect elephants as well.
“”Elephant” is the official name of a species of elephant, although it is also sometimes used as a term of endearment.
The team’s official Twitter account has also stated that it does not support killing elephants, but that they “wouldn’t want to be known as the ones that killed the elephants”.
The players also pointed out that they were “not against the hunting of elephants, just because we don’t want the animals to be killed”.
In an interview with the Mail newspaper in January 2017, the player Tomislav Kacimovic said: “It is a pity that we can’t go to the game, but I respect the game.
We play to the crowds, to the fans and to the people of this country.
I understand that it’s very difficult to live in a society where there are millions of people who don’t know anything about elephants and do not understand their plight.
“I would like to say that we would never have shot an elephant if we had the chance.
If you’re talking about the whole of the population, then it would be easy.
But if you are talking about just one person, I don’t think it’s right.”