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Montreal’s Price faces Twitter criticism over hunting pics

Dec 27, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has come under fire after tweeting a graphic hunting picture.

On Wednesday, Price posted an image of himself, a fellow hunter and a recently deceased coyote with the caption “bad dog”:

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(That’s Price on the left, in white, flashing the peace sign.)

After several Twitter users fired back with criticisms, Price issued the following explanations:

This isn’t the first instance of an NHLer coming under fire for hunting.

Canucks forward David Booth posted pics of bear, elk and mountain goat hunts to his account, drawing criticism from the Vancouver Humane Society for a controversial bear baiting incident in May.

“We find that kind of hunting appalling — he’s a well-know hockey player who’s a role model for many, particularly young people,” society spokesman Peter Fricker said.

“He’s setting a very bad example, and I’m not surprised he’s getting such a negative reaction.”

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