This is the most ridiculous thing I have seen and, believe me, I spend my day on the internet, I see a lot.
Even former NHL defenseman Kevin Bieksa, now an analyst for Sportsnet, said the same: “Dumbest thing I’ve seen in awhile!!” And he adds that he's working with Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman - funny jab.
But these jabs are the issue:
Bieksa said that after viewing a short video of a hockey school in Russia who is teaching young kids to punch one another in the face as they learn about the game of hockey.
They do wear helmets with full-face visors, but they still punch themselves quite hard! And to make things worse, at one point in the video, the teacher himself grabs a kid and punches him to show the other how to do it.
Check it out:
The video has gone viral for all the wrong reasons and has parents across the world cringing at these images.
By the time these kids attempt to make it to the NHL, fighting might be removed completely!
And who knows what bad effects this has to their little brains!
Geez, get smart, Russian school!