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Football Not To Blame For Domestic Violence, Says Midlands Charity

New research in the UK has revealed a frightening correlation between sporting events and incidents of domestic abuse.

A midlands charity says football is not to blame for domestic abuse.

New research in the UK shows incidents of domestic violence grow by 5 per cent every two hours after a soccer match.

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service says a similar study in Ireland also found calls from victims increased by 11 to 15 per cent in the days following a GAA All-Ireland Final, when abusive partners had been drinking.

Development Manager Anne Clarke says, while alcohol and sport are contributing factors, the perpetrator is the only one to blame for abuse:

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