Brian May has blasted David Beckham for going on a partridge hunt.

Brian May

Brian May

The 69-year-old rock legend has taken aim at the former English soccer star after pictures emerged of David preparing to go hunting with his good friend and movie director Guy Ritchie last week.

Brian took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, writing: "Shooting wildlife for fun is not a good look, should of stuck to balls...

"'This just made me very sad.

''Beckham is a hero.

''But to engage in the most cowardly of 'sports' to me, is... so disappointing. (sic)"

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this year that David, 41, and Guy both send their pet pooches on limousine-driven trips to a grooming parlour for a Brazilian-style trim twice a week.

David is the proud owner of an English cocker spaniel called Olive, and treats his pet to a beauty treatment called a dogzilian, which involves the pooch getting a hair cut under her tail.

A source previously said: "It's mad. Becks and Guy are both devoted to their puppies and spend a fortune sending them in a limo to a groomer twice a week together.

"They even go to each other's houses so they can play and get walked together. They know people will laugh but they don't care. They go down to the pub with Olive and Coco and show them off to the other drinkers."

The treatment reportedly costs around £75 at the Purplebone grooming parlour in west London and includes a full shampoo and blow dry, as well as teeth cleaning and a deodorising spray.