Farm­ers’ fury at Queen’s badger

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ROCK star Brian May has been sav­aged for “hi­jack­ing” the Olympics clos­ing cer­e­mony to high­light his op­po­si­tion to badger culling.

The Queen gui­tarist, 65, per­formed inside the Olympic Sta­dium in front of an es­ti­mated tele­vi­sion au­di­ence of 26 mil­lion.

But the an­i­mal wel­fare­sup­port­ing mu­si­cian was crit­i­cised for wear­ing a coat with a badger em­blem on one arm and a fox head on the other dur­ing the hit

Coun­try­side Al­liance spokes­woman Jill Grieve said: “Many would surely have missed his point, but to the farm­ers strug­gling against bovine TB and fox pre­da­tion, a mil­lion­aire rock star un­der­min­ing their way of life re­ally stuck in the craw.”

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