When Harry Kane missed a gilt-edged chance in the first half of last night’s match against Croatia, and then Jesse Lingard fired a tame shot wide when unmarked at the edge of the box, England fans might have felt it coming.
That old familiar feeling when a slew of chances go unpunished, only to bite you on the arse when the final whistle rolls around.
English fans also would have cringed when they found out about a certain Rolling Stone in attendance, because Mick Jagger at an international match always spells disaster for the team he supports.
Here’s Variety with more on the curse of Mick:
The British rock legend has a notorious history of being a jinx on any national team he supports at the World Cup. On Wednesday, Jagger sat in attendance as England took a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in its final extra minutes against Croatia…
Jagger was especially a beast of burden to national teams during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, tweeting good luck to the English team twice, and the Three Lions would go on to lose both games. Most notably, he chose to attend the now-historic match between Germany and Brazil and support the Brazilians. Predictably, the curse was in full effect as the Germans let it bleed, driving the score up 7-1 against a Brazilian team which just couldn’t get started up.
The curse originates from the 2010 World Cup, when Jagger attended a match between Ghana and Team USA with Bill Clinton, choosing to support the doomed American side.
When fans saw Mick’s tweet, they began to worry:
C’mon England pic.twitter.com/LeDnd4EAXa
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) July 11, 2018
You might say he is a beast of burden on the team he roots for.
No, I’m not sorry about that truly terrible pun.
Queenie wants a word:
The Rolling Stones may have written a song called Goin’ Home, but football ain’t.
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