Bewildered Brazilian football fans and media have blamed Mick Jagger for their crushing 7-1 defeat to Germany.
As Gigwise notes, the Rolling Stones frontman and his Brazilian son Lucas were in the crowd for the 7-1 defeat but his unlucky presence has history. The last six games in which Jagger has publicly expressed his preferred outcome, the opposition have come out on top.
He was present for England's 4-1 defeat to Germany in 2010, and in the same year he attended the USA's 2-1 defeat to Ghana with Bill Clinton. He was also seen wearing a Brazil shirt during their 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands.
In the current tournament, he revealed he was backing Portugal to win the whole competition while addressing fans at a gig in Lisbon. They dropped out in the group stage. He also tipped Italy to beat Uruguay in their final group game to advance from the group stage. They lost 1-0. The keen yet unlucky football fan also tweeted the England team before they were defeated by Italy 2-1.
Subsequently, fans at the Belo Horizonte stadium were seen carrying a cardboard cut out of Jagger wearing a Germany kit hat had a speech bubble saying "Come on Germany!" The Brazilian TV channel R7 claimed Jagger to be the "Angel of Doom" and "The Biggest Jinx in World Cup History."
According to Luciana Giminez, his ex-partner and mother of his son Lucas, this is unfair treatment and the Rolling Stones frontman is "suffering cyber bullying." She seems genuinely concerned for his well-being and has been citing his strengths to protect him. "I'd ask people to think before doing it. He's been successful for 50 years and is a good friend and father to my son."
It remains to be seen whether the Brazilian media's superstitious blame will cause any concern for Jagger.