http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/ ... up/9972380
some people take their sports to serious I reckon.. but anyhow, hope your team wins, or else..On Thursday morning (Australian time), England play Croatia in the soccer World Cup semi-final in Russia. In England, it'll be early evening, with fans gathering in pubs and living rooms, and police and frontline domestic violence services preparing for a spike in callouts.
Study after study has found major fixtures for some sports are associated with a substantial increase in domestic violence.
“If England get beaten, so will she.”
Holy moly this is a powerful poster from @_NCDV UK cases of domestic violence go up 26% when England play, and 38% if the team loses.
And in England, there's no bigger sporting event than the World Cup. The national team haven't won a semi-final since 1966.
Whether or not the national team beats the Croatians, Thursday night in England is likely to be messy and violent for many people. According to police data, domestic violence increases 26 per cent when England play. It goes up 38 per cent when England lose.
Sport does not cause violence, but the combination of alcohol, stimulation and emotion may exacerbate existing tensions within a relationship, according to Dr Michael Livingston, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe university and author of the report on domestic violence around Origin games.
"The obvious driver is people drinking a lot and having a stimulating evening and people are drunk and excited and things get a bit nasty sometimes," he told Hack.
"This is especially the case in sports that are heavily male supported."