A word to the wise…don’t mess with European folks (especially the Brits) when it comes to their soccer.
They live for it!
And this woman asked the fine folks on Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page if she was out of line for causing drama during a soccer match with her British boyfriend…let’s see what happened.
AITA for causing drama during an important football game?
“Last weekend I (F27) ended feeling a wee bit poorly with what turned out to be appendicitis.
We were away for the w/e with my partner (M39) so I had surgery at a hospital 3-4h away from home. I had a small complication during surgery so I had to stay until Wednesday (yesterday). My partner returned work on Monday but he came back to pick me up.
The timing was a bad because there was an important football game yesterday and it was really important for my partner to watch it. I am not English so I don’t quite ‘get’ the importance but it’s a big deal for him and so important, I wanted to make sure he’d see the game. I suggested booking a room near the hospital so we wouldn’t miss it due to the drive but he wanted to see the game at a friend’s place. He said he’d make it.
While we were waiting to get me discharged he was getting agitated because it was taking a long time. He had to wait outside so he was in his car the whole time because of restrictions at the hospital. After a couple of hours he sent me a text that he had to leave or he’d miss the game. I begged him to not leave and reminded I could book a hotel. But he left without me, and luckily made it on time to see the start of the game. He said he’d come pick me up tomorrow (today) instead.
The hospital wouldn’t let me stay another night or leave alone. Luckily, one of my friends came to get me in the end. She didn’t get to the hospital until late and we got back to London around 2am. The whole time I was trying to call and text my partner but he only said we could talk about it today.
The whole evening I was texting and calling my partner, ever since the moment he left me at the hospital. He only sent me one whatsapp back that said he’d pick me up later but wanted to see the game. When I got home in the night he was so angry at me. He said I was the most selfish a**hole for constantly ringing and texting him during the game and that I ruined the game for him and embarrassed him infront of his friends.
He said he cannot even look at me and that I bring so much drama with me it’s humiliating to him. I feel at complete loss. I think I might be the a**hole for not understanding the cultural significance of football and asking my bf to do a completely unreasonable drive to pick me up. But on the other hand we could have watched the game in a hotel room and I wouldn’t have been left alone in a hospital in another country.
Here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.
One reader said this woman is NTA and that she needs to get out of this relationship.
Another Reddit user who is English agreed and said this woman’s boyfriend is very selfish.
And this reader said that her husband is a football fan and that even he wouldn’t pull something like this.
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