Spanish matador Francisco Rivera Ordóñez has provoked anger after posting a photo of himself taking on a bull while holding his baby on Instagram
Francisco Rivera Ordóñez posted the photo of him with his five-month-old daughter while practising with a bull calf to his 60,000 followers on Instagram.
In the caption he wrote [translated]: “Carmen’s debut. She’s the fifth generation of bullfighters in our family. My granddad was a bullfighter as well as my dad.
However, the Andalusian authorities said they “totally rejected” his actions and had referred the case to prosecutors.
Mr Rivera has responded to the row by saying: “She is never going to be safer than she is in my arms.”
However, Mr Rivera has been staunchly defended by other bullfighters, who have posted their own images of them holding children in the ring.
“What’s the problem in showing our children a profession that we love and is filled with values?” tweeted bullfighter Manuel El Cordobés Díaz.