Will Labour move on coward punch laws?

Stuff reports:

Kiwi UFC star Israel Adesanya has called out Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over New Zealand’s lack of a coward punch law.

The UFC middleweight champion dedicated his unanimous decision victory over Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 in Arizona on Sunday (NZ time) to City Kickboxing teammate Fau Vake.

Following an emotional tribute to Vake, who died last month due to injuries suffered after an alleged attack while waiting for a taxi in central Auckland, Adesanya used his post-fight press conference to call on the New Zealand Government to act immediately.

Before making his plea, Adesanya looked down the barrel of the recording camera as he personally challenged the prime minister with an emotive message.

“Jacinda, I don’t know who else is in your f…… cabinet, but you know it was wrong, you know exactly what to do.

“I don’t know what puppet master is pulling the strings, but you’re the leader of the country, you handled the mosque shootings like a f…… champ, can you please do the same with this s… too,” Adesanya said.

Labour voted down a bill providing steeper penalties for coward punches that kill. I hope they reconsider their decision.

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