Following an argument over the best strategies to utilize in FIFA 2009, an Italian teenager stabbed his father in the neck with a 15-inch knife.
16-year old Mario (no last name given) cut his 46-year old father Fabrizio in the family home after the discussion over tactics resulted in the patriarch shutting off the television. Mario then retrieved a clean knife from the kitchen, stabbed his father, and returned to the kitchen to clean the knife in front of his mother reports Reuters.
The mother didn’t know anything was amiss until Fabrizio, who survived the attack staggered into the kitchen bleeding.
FIFA 2009 was given to the boy as a birthday present just a few days earlier. His mother said, “…we bought him FIFA 2009 because we didn’t want him playing violent games.”
As noted by submitter Allen (thanks!), it isn’t about if the games are violent or not, it’s about the person playing them.