The Notorious B.I.G. rapped about “beating muthafuckas like Ike beat Tina” in Machine Gun Funk (NSFW language). If you’ve seen the freestyle video from when he was 17, you know he wasn’t joking. He and Tina Turner wanted to know what love had to do with it. Unfortunately for English women, love’s got nothing to do with England World Cup losses.
I remember hearing that domestic violence skyrockets in Wisconsin when the Packers lose a game. Apparently the same happens in England. There were 353 reports of domestic violence in the Manchester area alone after England was knocked out of the World Cup in a 4-1 defeat to Germany.
Fears that the World Cup would be accompanied by a surge in domestic violence appear to have been realised, with one police force recording the greatest number of incidents since 1 January on the day England were knocked out of the tournament.
A spokesman for the force said the figure was the second highest recorded so far this year — and 15.7% higher than the same day last year.
Too bad the English team didn’t have that same surge in them.
Seriously, people need to check themselves. It’s only a game. It’s no surprise that domestic violence goes up especially in soccer and football. I’ve lost count of the fights I’ve had to break up between supporters of different teams over wins and losses as well as other stupid nonsensical, drunken arguments.
Seemingly rational people lose it when it comes to their favorite teams. I’ve been accused of doing the same but never in a violent manner. The fact that police and other entities have to campaign against domestic violence during sporting events is pathetic. Your wife or girlfriend didn’t play defense like a 3-legged geriatric elephant or disappear for the whole tournament like Wayne Rooney.
Here’s the Biggie freestyle referenced above. We warn you. This is a verbal beatdown and should be a crime.
Oh sweet baby. That kid probably ran home crying to his mother.