In a shocking story below, police have investigated the introduction of children as young as eight into cage fighting events. The children fight as adults cheer while drinking beer and egging them on. The police investigated and found no violations or crimes in such events.
The article below describes a bout that left one boy crying in the ring while surrounded by 250 cheering adults.
While Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt called the events “barbaric,” the police concluded they are perfectly legal despite what seems to be as obvious harm and dangers to the children.
Kian MacKinson is shown in the article with his father Nick Hartley. Kian has been cage fighting for nine months. The eight-year-old on the other side was left in tears in the ring. Nick Hartley, 33, insists “If he wasn’t cage fighting, he would probably be chucking stones at buses and giving people grief. But now he has learned some respect and he would rather go training than play out.” Much better to train them as gladiators in elementary school to get them ready for the big time in middle school when haymakers can fly freely on the playground.
Of course, we have seen parents who turn their living rooms into private cage fights.
Source: Daily Mail