Common sense suggests that keeping an extra-marital affair secret requires discretion and planning. Certain venues might be deemed dangerous – such as a restaurant the adulterer’s wife particularly likes, or where acquaintances might be bumped into.
Add to that list now a football stadium.
The Huaxi Metropolis Daily reports that at a match between Harbin Yiteng and Dabancheng Nahuan, two fans were very conspicuous. Home fans were wearing Yiteng’s blue colours, but not so a football fan and his lover. Among the sea of blue they stood out, and worse still when the camera panned in on the couple the philanderer’s wife and mother-in-law happened to be watching the game on TV. The furious pair then went to the stadium where they caught the husband red-handed.
What followed was captured on various smartphones and uploaded online, with images showing the mother-in-law grabbing the mistress by the hair and tugging her out of the stand. In what looks to have turned into a medieval public shaming, some of the surrounding fans responded to the high-volume argument by shouting that the mistress should be beaten and stripped.
The four quickly departed in a taxi. The game ended 3-0.
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