The ‘Drake curse’ is real — and AS Roma aren’t taking any chances.
The Italian club have now banned their players from having pictures with the Canadian music star.
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The news comes after PSG threw away the opportunity to clinch the Ligue 1 title by losing 5-1 to Lille — and superstitious fans blamed left-back Layvin Kurzawa after the Frenchman was snapped with Drake during his show at the O2 Arena in London.
PSG fans feared the worst when the image of the duo appeared on social media and the inevitable ultimately happened — the French champs were humiliated in one of biggest shocks of the season.
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The incident is the latest in a long line of events which prove the “Drake curse” is still alive and kicking. Whenever the ‘hotline bling’ rapper bumps into a famous sports star, a series of unfortunate events happens to that person or their team.
And over the years, some of the biggest names in sports have experienced sudden drops in form after posing for a photo with him.
Although a Serie A title looks out of the question, Roma have taken immediate action to ensure they’re not the latest victims of the hoodoo.
“All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season.” the club posted on Twitter.
Football players have been the biggest victims in recent weeks with Manchester City, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund all losing big games after their players were seen with Drizzy.
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Victims of the Drake Curse:
2013: Toronto Raptors make Drake global ambassador, earn reputation for choking
2014: Kentucky lose college basketball decider versus Wisconsin
2014: Miami Heat smashed 4-1 in NBA Finals by San Antonio
2015: Serena Williams shocked by Roberta Vinci in US Open semi-final
2016: Johnny Manziel drops out of NFL having previously been a first-round draft pick
2018: UFC champion Conor McGregor loses to Khabib Nurmagomedov
2019: Alabama suffer big loss to college football rivals Clemson
2019: Jadon Sancho’s Dortmund hammered by Bayern
2019: Aubameyang benched as Arsenal lose at Everton
2019: Sergio Aguero and Manchester City lose to Tottenham in the Champions League
2019: PSG throw away chance to clinch Ligue 1 title