Thats the shocking news from British divorce expert Mark Keenan, who is predicting a rash of divorce filings once England exits the World Cup, mostly from angry wives who want to show their husbands theyre tired of being ignored for soccer superstars.
Keenan says there was a 30 percent increase in divorces after the 2002 World Cup and expects this number to rise significantly this year unless England wins the whole shebang.
As he puts it, All hopes for Englands sanity lie in winning the World Cup. Otherwise, the countrys married men will go into a mild depression that will greatly affect their marital relationships.
While some believe a losing soccer team isnt a strong enough argument to end a marriage, Keenan says unreasonable behavior, like ignoring your wife, is grounds for divorce in Britain.
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