Video: The World Cup is no excuse for domestic violence

As a soccer fan, I know that the World Cup is serious business. But it definitely shouldn’t be this serious.

Tender, an England-based anti-violence organization, released this video as part of their #StandUpWorldCup campaign. The stat comes from a study by Lancaster University that found cases of domestic violence in England increased 38 percent when their team lost–and increased by 26 percent when their team won or tied.

As Tender’s campaign notes, “It doesn’t matter whether your win or lose. There are no excuses for domestic violence.”

(h/t Jezebel)

Maya DusenberyMaya is an Executive Director of Feministing.

New Orleans, LA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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