Is Mick Jagger to blame for England’s World Cup loss?! He’s had the tag of ‘unlucky mascot’ for years.
The Rolling Stones frontman was at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday to see Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra time in the World Cup semifinals.
C’mon England 🏴 pic.twitter.com/LeDnd4EAXa
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) July 11, 2018
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.
“I went to see England, but England’s lost,” Jagger sings. “And everyone said we were all ripped off.”
Mick Jagger went to see England and England lost, again (Foxsport.com)
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?
Jagger arrived in Russia for the World Cup after he and his bandmates completed a short European tour in Warsaw on Sunday. He attended Tuesday’s match between France and Belgium in St. Petersburg and then came to Moscow to see his home national team play – and lose to – Croatia.
Jagger has been a regular in recent years at major soccer tournaments. He attended the World Cup final four years ago in Brazil and also watched the United States play Ghana in the round of 16 at the 2010 tournament in South Africa. He was at that match alongside former President Bill Clinton, who had a cameo in the Martin Scorsese-directed Rolling Stones concert film ”Shine A Light.”
But Jagger, who is also a keen cricket fan, has been thought of as a bit of a jinx at World Cup soccer stadiums.