Italian football club AS Roma has banned its players from taking pictures with Canadian rapper, Drake, over superstition that they will also be cursed.
The ban is coming a day after Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) suffered its heaviest league defeat in 19 years after its defender Layvin Kurzawa posed for a picture with the rapper.
AS Roma announced the decision via its English Twitter account on Monday. The club wrote,
“All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season.”
There is a widespread superstition that sports stars go on to lose their next game after taking a selfie or picture with the Canadian rapper.
It’s wasn’t the first time a sports star has met the famous singer and then suffered defeat in their next game in the past couple of months.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fell victim after posing for a photo with the Canadian who was holding his Arsenal shirt on April 2.
Paul Pogba is also on the list of football stars who have suffered from the supposed curse.
The Frenchman smiled for a picture with Drake after a performance at the Manchester Arena on March 11 while Manchester United team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard watched from a box.
United were dumped out of the FA Cup by Wolves on March 16 – a game Pogba played in.
See the tweet:
All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season