World Cup fans throwing mobiles, spilling drinks or kicking footballs caused spike in insurance claims for broken televisions

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.

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Credit: YouTube, Mohamed Henni

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.”

 A Zurich home insurance spokesman said 'it’s easy to get carried away' but 'to avoid a financial own goal' get cover

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A Zurich home insurance spokesman said ‘it’s easy to get carried away’ but ‘to avoid a financial own goal’ get coverCredit: AFP or licensors
 'If you're attempting a Harry Kane penalty, leave your football skills for the garden, park, or pitch' the expert added

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‘If you’re attempting a Harry Kane penalty, leave your football skills for the garden, park, or pitch’ the expert added
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