Brazilians were trying to figure out what was to blame after their quarter-final defeat to the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup.
In the end, they settled on Mick Jagger.
Brazil became fixated on the lead singer of the Rolling Stones after he became a bad luck charm for teams during the 2010 World Cup.
That jinx seems to have persisted four years later, as he has already been held responsible for some high-profile losses.
Here’s an overview:
- Mick took in the U.S.-Ghana Round of 16 match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, hobnobbing in a private box with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. The U.S. lost.
- One day later, Mick went to Bloemfontein to support England against Germany, sporting a Three Lions scarf. England lost, horribly.
- Mick’s reign of terror landed at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium next, for the Brazil-Netherlands quarter-final. He brought his son, who was wearing a Brazil jersey. Brazil lost.
- In May, he predicted Portugal would win the 2014 World Cup. Portugal is one game away from elimination.
- He tweeted his support for England before its match against Uruguay on Thursday. England lost. Horribly. Again.
- During a concert in Rome on Saturday, he predicted that Italy would beat Uruguay to advance to the Round of 16. Italy lost.
Naturally after Italy’s loss, social media channels in Brazil were buzzing, asking Mick to please, for the love of God, never ever cheer for the Selecao during the 2014 World Cup.