Football, alcohol and domestic abuse

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Domestic abuse increases following football games – and this increase is driven by alcohol-related abuse, a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science finds.

The research from the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) reveals that the increase in domestic abuse occurs when football games are scheduled at midday or in the afternoon. There is no increase in domestic abuse when games kick-off after 7pm.

The Legend talks to Dr. Ria Ivandic about the study's findings.

Read the full paper here

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