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Footballer shares photo of baby but fans are outraged

  • New Zealand former All Black and wife welcomed new baby on New Year’s Eve 
  • Matthew Ridge’s wife Chloe Liggins shared photo of newborn Kenzo online
  • Fans were quick to judge something seemingly harmless about the sweet photo

A footballer’s wife shared a touching photo of their new baby son but fans were quickly outraged by the seemingly harmless image.

Former All Black Matthew Ridge welcomed his first child with Chloe Liggins on the morning of New Year’s Eve.

‘After nine months of cooking in the oven, our little Kenzo Axel Ridge blessed our world,’ Ms Liggins wrote according to New Zealand Herald.  

Former All Black Matthew Ridge welcomed his first child (pictured) with Chloe Liggins on the morning of New Year’s Eve but the photo sparked outrage online

In the background, two dogs can be seen out of focus but laying on the couch behind the newborn, fuelling outrage among some fans (Matthew Ridge left and Chloe Liggins right)

In the background, two dogs can be seen out of focus but laying on the couch behind the newborn, fuelling outrage among some fans (Matthew Ridge left and Chloe Liggins right)

'Get those dogs in the background out of there. They don't look too happy. Best to be on [the] safe side. Lovely photo of bubs,' one person wrote (pictured)

‘Get those dogs in the background out of there. They don’t look too happy. Best to be on [the] safe side. Lovely photo of bubs,’ one person wrote (pictured)

‘Words can’t really describe the feeling a newborn gives you as a parent and I am forever thankful this little cherub has come into my life.’

The little baby was photographed asleep on his stomach as he laid peacefully on a white blanket.

In the background, two dogs can be seen out of focus but laying on the couch behind the newborn, fuelling outrage among some fans. 

‘Get those dogs in the background out of there. They don’t look too happy. Best to be on [the] safe side. Lovely photo of bubs,’ one person wrote. 

‘Nice photo, the dogs look scary,’ another wrote.

Many people suggested the parents should keep the ‘beautifully dangerous breed’ away from their newborn because they ‘don’t belong near young kids much less babies’.

'Nice photo, the dogs look scary,' another wrote online after controversial photo was shared

‘Nice photo, the dogs look scary,’ another wrote online after controversial photo was shared

Some suggested the parents should keep the 'beautifully dangerous breed' away from their newborn because they 'don't belong near young kids much less babies'

Some suggested the parents should keep the ‘beautifully dangerous breed’ away from their newborn because they ‘don’t belong near young kids much less babies’

However, some stood up for the parents saying 'the dogs looked very relaxed' (pictured)

However, some stood up for the parents saying ‘the dogs looked very relaxed’ (pictured)

However, some stood up for the parents saying ‘the dogs looked very relaxed’.

‘Someone (probably mum) is close by taking the photo … who says they are dangerous?’ one person wrote. 

The newborn has three older half-siblings, children aged six to 24-years-old, from Mr Ridge’s, a New Zealand television presenter, previous relationships.   



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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