How do you feel about combat-sports photography in main stream media? Locked

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Re: How do you feel about combat-sports photography in main stream media?

New Day Rising wrote:

As long as they are legal activities, there is no particular reason not to show the images.

I don't trust everything that it is legal. Take a look at what has happened in the NFL where headhunting against defenseless players was legal up until a few years ago. Just go back and look at the legal headshot by Jack Tatum that paralyzed Daryl Stingley and you will know what I mean.

Maybe showing the most brutal and disturbing of the images will encourage movements towards having them banned. At some point our societies should mature past the point where we pay to watch people hurt each other. Perhaps we could just settle for sports where inflicting pain and damage is incidental to the main activity (eg, football) rather than the sole purpose of the 'sport'.

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