Sep 24, 2011

of 8-year-old kids in cage fighting match stirs controversy

'Cage fighting' kids stir controversy: A cage fighting event which included children as young as eight has created a storm of controversy.

See the video below by SkyNews. It spoke with Nick Hartley, the father of nine-year-old Kian who takes part in the matches. It also interviewed the owner of the club, Michelle Anderson.

A cage fighting event which included children as young as eight has created a storm of controversy.

Footage of the bouts posted on the Internet have provoked an outcry with the British Cage Fighting Association describing parents who allow their children to take part as "morons."

The event was staged at the Greenlands New Labour Social Club in Preston.

At one point, one of the schoolboy fighters is seen to break down in tears.

Lancashire police say they will now investigate whether children were put at risk by taking part in the event.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has condemned the practice. It said,
Boxing and cage fighting are sometimes defended on the grounds that children learn to work through their aggression with discipline and control. The BMA believes there are many other sports, such as athletics, swimming, judo and football, which require discipline but do not pose the same threat of brain injury.
[via Bloody Elbow]


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