This is an article to follow up on Fayyaads earlier youtube article.
The man, from Crawley, West Sussex, was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting an assault, a Sussex Police spokesman said.
He has been released on bail to return to Crawley police station on May 6.
In the meantime, a case file will be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for their advice.
Officers say the children involved have been identified and are safe and well.
The footage, which has now been removed, showed the boys fighting while being mocked by a man filming the incident.
In the background, the sound of the man sniggering can be heard, and he tells them: “You’re fighting like girls, fight properly.” He goes on to encourage the lads to “kick the s*** out of each other”.
Detective Sergeant Richard Harris said: “This appears to be a case of child cruelty and criminal behaviour by any adult involved in the making of this appalling video.”
The footage, originally called ‘Lethal Fight’, is believed to have been taped in Crawley. It is the second time youngsters in Crawley have caused controversy on YouTube.