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To many, child trafficking might seem like a modern issue — one that has only reared its ugly head in recent years, as morality and societal standards have sunk like a stone.
But children were being commoditized long before the 21st century.
In a recent interview conducted by former NFL great Shannon Sharpe, professional wrestling legend Ric Flair confirmed the tragic story of his childhood abduction in 1949 when he was a newborn.
Flair, 74, seemed reluctant to give details about his birth family when Sharpe brought up the story of the wrestler’s childhood history on the “Club Shay Shay” podcast.
At the beginning of the clip, Sharpe asked how long he had spent in Memphis, Tennessee, before moving to Minnesota as a child.
“Well, I only spent a month. I’m adopted,” Flair replied.
“Is it true that you were stolen?” Sharpe asked.
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