Rock legend Mick Jagger might be better known for his onstage flamboyance, but his interest in sport has many football fans labelling him a 'jinx'.
As you've probably heard by now, the England football team were tonight (July 11) knocked out of the World Cup by Croatia in extra time. With Jagger in attendance at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, this unluckiness harks back to several occasions in which The Rolling Stones' lead singer has 'cursed' national teams.
Via The Guardian, the 74-year-old supported Brazil in their plight during 2014's tournament, specifically attending the match in which they lost 7-1 to Germany. He was with his son Lucas, who's of Brazilian blood.
The mother to Jagger's son, Luciana Giminez was later forced to post on social media regarding the abuse Jagger was receiving from Brazilian fans following their exit.
She wrote: "He is suffering cyber bullying… and I would like to ask you guys who do this kind of bullying to think before you do it. Even though it only seems like a small thing, Mick is a person like us all, and he does not deserve to be treated this way by Brazilians."
There are apparently plenty more instances in which Jagger has jinxed national teams, namely the USA and even England before tonight (remember England's 4-1 loss to Germany back in South Africa 2010?). Whilst on tour with the band, he also promised Portuguese and Italian fans that their teams would qualify for the knockout rounds – which ultimately didn't happen.
Surely this nonsense must stop, Mick, we heard badminton was a good sport to watch?
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