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  • Date: 14/06/2024

Worried that your partner is using the Euros as an excuse for abuse? We can help.

As the Euros gets underway, Glow has launched the #DontBringItHome campaign to raise awareness of the rise in domestic abuse cases during football tournaments.

Sadly, data from the National Centre for Domestic Violence shows that domestic abuse increases by 26% on match days.

Further research from London School of Economics and Political Science shows that if a game is lost, this rises to 38%. When alcohol is involved domestic abuse cases nearly double and rise to 47%.

This year, we’re encouraging you to reach out if you’re worried about a change in your partner’s behaviour during the football tournament.

Whether they’ve drank too much, had a fight over a penalty or angry about the ref’s decision, it’s never an excuse for abuse.

Glow Team Leader, Clare Vickers, has explained more about the campaign. She said: “Football tournaments are full of heightened emotions - not always positive.

“Arguments over a penalty, anger over a ref decision or simply excessive consumption of alcohol can provide people, sadly, with an excuse to hurt their loved ones.

“We all want England to be successful this year, but we don’t want to see the rise in domestic abuse cases continue.”

If you’re concerned that your partner, or a friend’s partner, is using football or alcohol as an excuse for abuse, get in touch.

Talk to Glow by calling 0330 094 5559 or emailing

You can also call the 24/7 domestic abuse helpline for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire - 0300 303 3778

In an emergency always call 999.