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Teen Stabs Dad Over FIFA

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Posted January 26, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

EA:

According to Reuters, a teenager in Italy stabbed his father in the neck over a game of FIFA.

The father, Fabrizio R., suffered a cut to the throat after his 16-year-old son, Mario, attacked him during an argument on Sunday over the soccer video game FIFA Soccer 09. Apparently, Pops was advising his son on how to play the game better. An argument ensued. Fabrizio unplugged the TV and Mario unsheathed his blade...

Mario stabbed his dad, then walked into the kitchen and began cleaning the blade, in front of his mother. "I saw Mario come back into the room, he seemed calm, he went to the sink and I noticed him washing a knife,” Moms told a newspaper. "Then my husband came into the room with a hand round his neck, dripping blood."

"We bought him FIFA 2009 because we didn’t want him playing violent games,” his mother told the paper.

This story is tragic in that it could not possibly have been predicted. Who would have thought a guy named after a non-violent video game character would snap after playing a non-violent video game? It's almost like there isn't necessarily a link between violent games and acts of violence!

Source: Reuters

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