World Cup – Give Domestic Violence the Red Card

Blow the whistle on domestic abuse.

Great blog highlighting the impact the World Cup can have on domestic abuse by Female Imagination.

Let’s give a red card to violence.


Police are issuing personal warnings to men and women with a record of domestic violence in the runup to England’s first World Cup game, acting on evidence that abuse against wives, girlfriends and partners spikes dramatically in the aftermath of matches whether the team wins or loses.

The most detailed research into the links between the football World Cup and domestic abuse rates has revealed that in one force area in England and Wales, violent incidents increased by 38% when England lost but also rose by 26% when they won. While domestic violence rose after each England game, incidents also increased in frequency at each new tournament, raising fears that the forthcoming competition in Brazil where England’s first game is against Italy on Saturday 14 June could see the highest ever World Cup-related rises in domestic violence across the UK.

Police have released a recording of the horrifying call as…

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