Are sport winners more violent then sport losers?

Do you think that winners are more violent then losers when it comes down to it. In this article it is said that winners are more violent. I would have to agree for the fact that they are excited and nothing matters. It gives an example of soccer when Wales was playing, on match days the violence was 21 victims, when they lost it rose to 25, and when they won it rocketed to 33 people. Another factor to consider is alcohol getting involved. What are your feelings about winning and losing? Do you think it affects the violence?


Dr. Tufte said...

I think this is probably true. It certainly seems to work out this way with championship games in the U.S.

It might even make a little economic sense. If likely penalties are lower after a win (because you can use the defense of getting caught up in the moment) then this may present a moral hazard to certain fans.

Lon Steinkamp said...

Where can I to learn abt it in detail?

Dr. Tufte said...

I'm not sure of the location of any research in this area. There's quite a bit though on the inverse relationship between criminal acts and expected penalties.