As someone who started to follow hockey only within the last year or so, I was shocked to see that fighting was permitted in the sport. Recently, I went to a hockey game and seeing the fighting up close rattled me. I couldn’t believe that no one was stopping what was happening in front of me. People were punching one another and when I asked why, I was told that it was part of the game. Although it was my first time seeing a game, I didn’t understand why the fight was necessary; it doesn’t put the puck in the net.