Son Stabs Father Over FIFA 09

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Son Stabs Father Over FIFA 09

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An Italian man was stabbed in the throat by his 16-year-old son after the pair argued about the teenager's performance in FIFA 09.

The incident occurred after the 46-year-old man, identified only as "Fabrizio R.," offered advice to his son Mario about how to improve his performance in the EA Sports soccer game FIFA 2009, which he'd been given as a birthday gift a few days earlier. The boy didn't react well to the criticism, however, leading his father to turn off the television. In response, the teenager went straight to DEFCON 1, grabbed a 15-inch knife from the kitchen and stabbed his dad in the neck with it.

He then took the knife back into the kitchen, where he washed it in front of his mother, "Monica B.," and left it to dry. Cleaning up huge, blood-soaked knives must be a more common occurrence in Italian households than it is here in Canada, because his mother claimed she had no idea that anything was amiss until Fabrizio "stumbled into the room, clutching his throat."

"I saw Mario come back into the room, he seemed calm, he went to the sink and I noticed him washing a knife," she told the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera. "Then my husband came into the room with a hand round his neck, dripping blood."

The husband survived the attack and is recovering in hospital, while the boy went to his room after the attack and was later arrested without incident. "Mario is obsessed," his mother said. "He's forever playing on his PlayStation, and we bought him FIFA 2009 because we didn't want him playing violent games."

Oh, the irony. You could cut it, as they say, with a knife.

via: GamePolitics

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Beat you to it... Come on, step it up.

The fact he's called Mario is amazing though lol

Well thats a bit, extreme. Especially over FIFA 09

Wow, I know Europeans get kind of batshit insane when it comes to football(Soccer), but... wow.

The kid is retarded. And his dad wasn't even telling him to get off his PS3.

These damned football hooligans!

This proves that violent games aren't what drive children insane, no.
Sports games do that.
Also, this kid is a fucking psychopath.

I think that kid has...problems.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Sorry, but I had to laugh at the irony of that. Glad to hear the dad is alright though. I just hope the kid manages to get some professional help. That said, I'm worried now as to what Italy's inevitable Atkinson/Thompson/Vaz equivalent will say/do about this...

Edit: Shit, sorry for a double post.

I'm not sure what's funnier, the fact that:
A.) HIS NAME IS MARIO!
B.) "straight to DEFCON 1"
C.) Terrible, terrible puns.

Holy shit. That's....wow.

Just wow. I hope he gets sectioned.

The bastard turned the TV off while he was playing. I mean, come on. He totally had it coming.

I kid, I kid.

What a little asshole. My reasoning for that comment? This is just going to give the anti-video game lobby more fodder they can use to push this idea that video games have a negative impact on the people who play them. They'll never take into account the fact that this kid is clearly batshit insane.

13thforswarn:
The kid is retarded. And his dad wasn't even telling him to get off his PS3.

"Look son, you're not doing too well. Let me give you some help so you can beat that friend of yours online."

"NEEEERD RAAGE! I WANT YOU TO DIE FOR TRYING TO HELP ME!"

My God, I've always hated football anyways. Responsible for hooliganism and now, apparently, attempted murder.

Wat.

This kid has problems... and his mom's probably where he got them from.

Maybe he just prefers PES?

That guy had better be punished. I hate this kind of story.

Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

Well, calcio (soccer) is pretty much religion in Italy. And while soccer's not really a violent sport, it is the most histrionic, full of drama-queen prima donnas, so it's probably a cry for attention. Read the plot of some Italian operas for context (I recommend Tosca and Rigoletto).

/2nd generation Italian-Canadian

John Funk:
Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

Ahhhhhh, the gaming humour soothes my anger so easily.

Football hooliganism is seeping into the games now.

Its not the realistic experience if you arnt attacked at football match.

I guess the media has been focusing on the wrong kind of games...

best proof that video games don't make you violent!
the story itself is really ironic and i hope they put that kid in therapy good god oO

Irridium:
Wow, I know Europeans get kind of batshit insane when it comes to football(Soccer), but... wow.

Yeah, it's nuts. The stupidity of the attacks and the morons crying in their seats when their team loses is starting to carry over to the games!

Being a European myself I think they (and this kid) are all idiots. The ones who cause violence not those who like football.

They should send the men in white for that asshole and lock him up with the other looneys. I believe spending the rest of his days in a soft white room would be nice for him.

In the dictionary, under "Extreme" there is this article listed as an example.

I guess Jack Thompson will want to ban sports games now, Atkinson will want to not rate them, and the Frumpy Mom will make up another BS excuse...

John Funk:
Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

Don't forget the blatant womanising, all Italian men are whores.

It is horrible to see that kids can be so messed up. I really don't understand why anyone would do this.

FIFA 10's already out anyway.

John Funk:
Well if Assassin's Creed 2 has taught me anything, all young Italian men carry swords and kill people, so this really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

"snort" heh...

OT: great. more fodder for thompsin and atkinson. this would make less sense if the kid wasn't obviously certified, but i digress.

MetaKnight19:
Well thats a bit, extreme. Especially over FIFA 09

Of all things...Football obsessed Italians...

yaaaayyy more ammunition for the game-haters to make an example of us on... -.-

"I refuse to have that prick Ronaldo upfront, Dad!" *stab*

I wouldn't want that guy upfront either.

StarStruckStrumpets:
Responsible for hooliganism and now, apparently, attempted murder.

People are responsible for hooliganism. Not a sport. That's like saying games make kids violent, but I'm fairly sure you wouldn't like that either.

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