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.”
Maya is an Executive Director of Feministing.