The Daily Mail’s online story about 11-year-old Rhys Jones, who was shot dead last week, carried a link to two YouTube videos of “rival mobs of Croxteth who flaunt their weapons on the internet“.
The first video depicts the dark underworld of the Liverpool gangs who have apparent disregard for their own lives and those of others.
Gangsters carry out dangerous car stunts while showing off their deadly weapons and aggressive dogs.
The second video, however, appears to be a spoof of the previous video. Pretend gangsters tote “weaponz” such as a deadly egg whisk, chopsticks and orange squeezer while showing off their deadly pets: a stuffed Scooby Doo teddy bear and a ferocious cat eating cream from a bowl:
Either one Mail web editor didn’t properly check the content of the video before uploading it, or they have a rather dark sense of humour.