Football Manager: Groom plays FM on his wedding day

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We’ve all heard horror stories about how the addiction to Football Manager has caused divorces after years of marriage.

But can you imagine the addiction to Football Manager causing a divorce within minutes of getting married?

Well, that could well have happened to Burak from Turkey who decided to have a few games of FM on the most important day of his life.

Burak had led Trabzonspor to six consecutive Süper Lig titles on the video game and, after a delay to proceedings on his wedding day, decided he would play two matches as his wife watched on.

"The photo was not planned," Burak told SPORTbible. "Basically I brought my computer with me to the wedding as I prepared a special video about the story of our relationship, but the size of the video was huge.

"And because I couldn't decide to how to transfer that clip to our wedding organiser, I thought the best solution was to bring the computer and they would eventually find the best way to transfer it.

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"A person from the organization told us ‘only another 30 minutes!’ so after that announcement, I reached out for my laptop and 'jokingly' started up Football Manager.

"I mean, my wife could damage my computer if I wasn't joking around...

"I played one cup game, one league game and then shut down my computer."

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Images of Burak playing FM and his wife looking rather pi**ed off soon went viral online. But it seems she found the amusing side of it on the day.

"It's hard to say whether she likes it [Football Manager] or not,” Burak added.

“Luckily, I have a wife who allows me to have some hobbies, as long as I can spare enough time for her.

"It would be very difficult otherwise because when I'm in the mood, I'll played 3-4 hours on a week day and 6-7 hours on a weekend."

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But how did Burak first get addicted to the popular video game?

"Well, it was a misunderstanding at first,” he admitted.

“I was a huge fan of football and football video games in general, so when I was 7 years old, my cousin bought me Championship Manager 3 as he thought it was a similar game to FIFA 99.

"But after installing it, I complained about this meaningless game because I didn't know any English and there wasn't any football in the game.

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"He apologised and offered me to trade the game, but I refused because it was a gift and changing the gift is a very disrespectful move in our family culture.

"A couple of months later I bought an "English to Turkish dictionary" and the first thing I was looking was the meaning of "continue" -- and here we are!"

Fairplay, mate. You’re braver than any other man in the world by booting up FM on the biggest day of their life.

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