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Emotions, Booze and World Cup Soccer

by CHWatch on November 16, 2010

soccer.jpgSalon.com has a story today about police in Great Britain launching an awareness campaign to prevent domestic violence during
the 2010 World Cup Games.

In 2006, when England had soccer matches, authorities tracked a 25 percent average increase in domestic violence reports. The day England was eliminated from the tournament, the number rose
to 30 percent, according to the U.K.’s Home Office.

Emotions, naturally, run high among die-hard fans during sporting events. Fueled by alcohol and a losing score, those feelings can turn ugly and violent, especially when negative emotions get redirected toward intimate partners. How easy is it to forget that it is just a game?

Read more of The World Cup of Domestic Abuse

(Above photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP) 

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