West Yorkshire Police and Domestic Violence
PurgatoryOfPotholes · 12/07/2021 01:13
Tonight, they tweeted this
Excited for England’s #Euro2020 final appearance later today?
A mix of too much beer and the excitement of the football can lead to domestic abuse, help is available for everyone.
Find out more at: t.co/BCGw76a6Qg t.co/5mV04HEVrt
As lots of people have pointed out, this phrasing neatly removes all responsibility from the person abusing their family.
Whatwouldscullydo · 12/07/2021 07:36
Do they never learn.
Its just like thise rape campaign.posters putting the responsibility on the victims.
Don't buy your dp booze and let them.watch the football or you might get hit.
Why are so many people who get drunk and kick.off at football matches and get violent still home with access to someone to abuse wyp? If you know this happens what are you doing to keep the victims safe ?
Thelnebriati · 12/07/2021 17:49
''We regret any offence caused by a recent message about domestic abuse.
Our aim was to raise awareness of this awful and all too common crime, but we heard what you said and accept that this time, we got the tone of the message wrong.''
GettingUntrapped · 12/07/2021 17:57
That's very depressing. Reads like,; 'Women, man can get a bit excited by football and it might lead to them beating you up. If they beat you, call this number.'
We need to get more angry because otherwise, they won't bother to examine what they wrote and why women might be offered.
PurgatoryOfPotholes · 12/07/2021 18:00
It's not like you even need to understand domestic violence.
It's kind of a staple of being a police officer (enforcing, y'know, the law) that you don't accept drunkenness as an excuse to commit violent crime against anyone.
Intoxication is not a defence!
TiddyAndFletch · 12/07/2021 18:31
But it all too easily might be a trigger.
If they'd phrased it 'we are aware that alcohol consumption increases during football tournaments, and this may trigger incidents of domestic abuse' I don't think that would have been unreasonable.
As they've admitted, it's the tone that's completely wrong - 'excitement' - as if they were talking about 10 year old boys playing in their first school match or something.
NiceGerbil · 12/07/2021 18:55
'We regret any offence caused by a recent message about domestic abuse.
Our aim was to raise awareness of this awful and all too common crime, but we heard what you said and accept that this time, we got the tone of the message wrong.'
They regret offence caused, the famous non apology.
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