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Ignorant Media Experts Slam Lancashire Child Cage Fighting Ring: It’s Not Child Abuse – It’s Sport

THE Lancashire Evening Post’s children cage fighting story has gone national. The press sets about monstering the adults and pitying the children. The front page of the Daily Mirror yells:

CAGE OF INNOCENTS

The teaser oozes:

“Boozing, baying fight fans pay £25 a ticket to watch two boys just 8 & 9 slug it out”

Well. It’s true. Sort of.

Our review of the story is hereunder. But before it, let’s look at the version of the event that has hit the news cycle:

The Mirror:

Sick! Cage fighting for kids is slammed by experts as “barbaric”

Steve White is in poetic mood:

HE is fighting under the name of Lucas The Bone Breaker. But at just 4ft 2in, the ashen-faced eight-year-old hardly seems to measure up to his fearsome title. Suddenly his bottom lip begins to quiver and he bursts out crying after slumping to the canvas with a leg injury.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (11)