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Kid stabs dad for criticizing his PlayStation soccer tactics

Jan 26, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

We now take you to sunny Italy, where kids take their video games pretty seriously. In fact, one father in Rome tried to give his son some advice concerning his tactics on his Sony PlayStation soccer game, and the boy reacted as you thought he might: He went into the kitchen, retrieved a carving knife, and stabbed his father in the neck. The Reuters headline reads Italian teen stabs father in PlayStation row, but the headline in the Rome newspaper Corriere Della Serra, translated from the original Italian, is much better: They fight for the PlayStation, stabbed his father to throat. Subhead: “That’s enough, I play alone.”

The man, identified as Fabrizio R., suffered a deep cut to the throat after his 16-year-old son, Mario, attacked him during an argument on Sunday over the soccer video game FIFA 2009.

Police said the argument broke out when the 46-year-old storekeeper offered his son advice on tactics to improve his play, and then turned the television off in response to his son’s behavior.

Fetching a knife from the kitchen, Mario stabbed his father in the neck before returning to clean the weapon at the kitchen sink in front of his mother and leaving it to dry on the draining-board. Forty-six year-old housewife Monica B,. told Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera that she had no idea what had happened until her husband stumbled into the room, clutching his throat.

When police came to arrest him, the boy went peacefully.
Italian teen stabs father in PlayStation row [Reuters]
X = Pass O = Kill [Unprofessional Foul]
They fight for the PlayStation stabbed his father to throat [Corriere Della Sera]

  1. Jim Guida - Jan 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    The Father then went on to tell the wife the quickest way to summon help, complained about how the police officers handcuffed his son and directed the ambulance driver towards a faster route to the hospital. When he arrived 90 minutes later, he had additional contusions the size and shape of a rolling pin and the butt of a gun while the amublance driver explained, “I stopped for a snack on the way.”

  2. Dee Mirich and the Supremes - Jan 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Kids today … so stabby.

  3. Super Mario World Rom Download - Feb 13, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    What do you think of the nintendo? personally i think its great but sometimes can be fiddly lol. especially as i have bigger fingers haha. anyways great blog by the way. so glad i found it.