This story comes out of Rome, Italy and its a doozy.
“Mario is obsessed. He’s forever playing on his PlayStation, and we bought him FIFA 2009 because we didn’t want him playing violent games,” says the mother of a 16-year-old, who bought the soccer game for her son a few days earlier for his birthday.
No Grand Theft Auto, no Assassin’s Creed II, no Modern Warfare… how about a sports game? the next best thing that actually going outside and getting some exercise.
I suppose FIFA Soccer 2009 makes sense, unless the game lets you headbutt other players like what happened to Italian defender Marco Materazzi. Remember him? He was the guy Zinedine Zidane headbutted in the 2006 World Cup finals. That was a tad violent.
So apparently Mario’s soccer tactics were not up to his father’s standards. The father-son argument broke out when the dad offered some tips to improve the son’s game play. Well, Mario wasn’t having it so the father flipped off the TV is response to what must have been some inappropriate behavior and backtalk.
Now even more angry, first his dad talks smack about his l33t skillz, then dad has the nerve to punish him by turning off the TV… Mario storms into the kitchen. Too cool off you might wonder?
Not quite. Mario grabs a 15-inch kitchen knife and goes Assassin Creed on his father, stabbing him in the neck and throat. Mario then returned to the kitchen, weapon in hand and proceeds to wash off the knife in the sink, and places it in the drainboard. While his mother watched her son clean up, she was unaware how the knife got dirty until her husband staggered into the kitchen, holding his neck.
“I saw Mario come back into the room, he seemed calm, he went to the sink and I noticed him washing a knife,” the mother reported to the local newspaper. “Then my husband came into the room with a hand round his neck, dripping blood.”
The 16-year-old then shut himself in his bedroom. Police reported he did not resist arrest when they arrived on the scene. The father is recovering in the hospital.
So much for calming the boy with a national pastime sports game. I’m betting the Sony PlayStation is about find its way to the garbage bin. Perhaps Mario needs to read a good old-fashioned paperback book.
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