Tiberi – who was fined £4,000 for the incident – has issued a lengthy statement on his Instagram page apologising, describing his actions as “tremendously stupid and irresponsible”. He said he had no intentions of killing the animal.
What, was he trying to shoot it in the leg in self-defense? Even apart from the obvious animal cruelty (which is a lot to set aside), it shows such a stupefying lack of judgement I can’t imagine putting him in a position where anyone has to rely on him to make good decisions about anything.
Trek as a team seem to have limited ethics and morals.
Even if they don’t think it justifies a contract termination if I was on the team I would really struggle to work with him. Even if you didn’t think it would kill the cat it would at the very least hurt and why would I need to hurt it?