The “football” season is off to a rousing start in England, but a horrifying incident on Saturday morning has put a bit of a damper on things. West Ham United defender Calum Davenport and his mother, Kim, were attacked outside of their home, with both being stabbed several times.
The 26-year-old defender’s legs were targeted in the attack, and reports are saying that he may need to have a leg amputated. His soccer career, obviously, is almost certainly over. It’s just another horrible break for a guy who missed a lot of time in 2008 with a neck fracture suffered during a game.
Even more unsettling is that the situation highlights a major problem in British society — knife crimes. Yup, the Brits have the strictest gun laws in the world so everyone just runs around trying to Ginsu each other up instead. And it’s starting to get out of control.