Star athlete Sonny Bill Williams has created an online stir by tweeting graphic images of dead children following his visit to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The high-profile All Black has been travelling throughout the area as a Unicef ambassador, visiting children and families devastated by war.
The photos depict two children lying dead with horrific injuries.
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“What did these children do to deserve this?” Williams posted.
“This summer share a thought for the innocent lives lost everyday in war.”
The images have arguably achieved their purpose by causing heated debate between Williams’ followers.
“Although I sympathise w ur reasons for posting this, it’s not wise. It can be a trigger for some pple. Also young followers,” one follower posted.
However some followers were supportive of the athlete.
“It is a ferocious reality. Good on him for sharing. People can un-follow,” a follower uploaded.