Women and children may be at risk of domestic abuse during the up-coming European football championships, Avon and Somerset police have warned.Really? Is there a corresponding rise of domestic abuse on males when Wimbledon's on?
Or a new season of 'Britain's Totally Talentless, Don't Believe Us, We'll Show You!'..?
During Euro 2012, which starts today and runs until July 1, posters and leaflets are being circulated in doctors' surgeries, community centres, shops and other public places giving details of a domestic abuse helpline.
Officers will also be visiting known households to offer help and support to victims and remind offenders how seriously they take domestic violence.Great! While they are doing that (seriously, how can there be 'known households'?), everyone else is getting a lesser service.
Next Link Domestic Abuse Service director Carol Metters said: "Not everyone who goes to or watches a football match is a perpetrator."So what's the percentage, then? 10% 5% Less..?
Ms Metters advised people who may fear abuse to try to be out of the house at certain times, or make sure they are not in when a partner returns home after watching a match.How about making sure they are not in permanently?
Or would that be expecting them to take some personal responsibility, for a change, rather than be the passive, helpless victim who needs to support all these public sector leeches?