INSURANCE claims for damaged TVs rocketed eight-fold during the World Cup.
The most common reasons for breakages were fans throwing their mobiles or kicking footballs at their tellies — and spilled drinks.
Footie fan Mohamed Henni kicks his television to smithereens in a YouTube videoBosses at home insurers Zurich found accidental damage claims between June 14 and July 15 were eight times higher than during the same period last year.
A spokesman said:”It’s easy to get carried away by the excitement of the game and accidents do happen.
“So while you might be attempting a Kieran Trippier free kick, a Harry Kane penalty or a Harry Maguire header, leave your football skills for the garden, park, or pitch.
“To avoid a financial own goal, or a red card from loved ones, it can be a good idea to make sure your TV and other electrical items are covered.”
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