Dubai: Nearly 47 per cent of families across the UAE are prone to collapse or differences that could lead to divorce thanks to the tension over cheering for favourite teams in the World Cup 2014.
As Brazil 2014’s kicked off a few days ago, a top family counsellor has warned that unswerving support of rival football teams could lead to an unprecedented increase in divorces.
“When asked whether they watch football games with their husbands during the World Cup, nearly 70 per cent of the wives said they are not interested.”
Khalifa Mohammad Al Muharrazy | Head of the Family Consultative Council
“Up to 47 per cent of families are prone to breakdowns, disagreements, fights and edgy or heated arguments that could lead to divorce as well. Husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and children need to be aware of their actions while watching World Cup matches and cheering their favourite teams… the consequences could be irreparable,” said Khalifa Mohammad Al Muharrazy, Head of the Family Consultative Council.