Sports Teams Are Not Hiding Their Players From The World, They're Just Hiding Them From Drake
The Drake curse is still in full effect.
Drake has gained quite an unfavorable reputation in the sports arena, and a popular sports team has banned him because of it.
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The "Drake Curse" has been going strong since 2014. According to XXL, people began to realize just how many top athletes the "Sicko Mode" artist has rooted for and lost while he was in attendance.
The Los Angeles Times reports the curse is back in full effect for 2019, and the Italian soccer team, AS Roma, is doing all it can not to fall victim.
On April 12, French soccer player Layvin Kurzawa posed with the hip-hop singer-songwriter backstage at his European Assassination Vacation tour. Afterward, he posted the photo to Instagram.
Kurzawa, who had an upcoming game, received some backlash in his comments about the move.
"Paris gonna lose their next game," wrote one user.
"Oh no, there goes the league title," another replied.
"If PSG lose the next game then ya know the curse is real coz they play farmers [sic]," a third fan stated.
In his game two days later, the Paris Saint-Germain soccer team suffered a horrible 5-1 loss to the Lille Olympique Sporting Club.
The event prompted another soccer team, the Associazione Sportiva Roma or AS Roma, to ban their players from posing with the OVO co-founder until the season's end.
All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 15, 2019
The hilarious move could easily be laughed off as a great PR stunt, but only two days later, Drake did it again.
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The 32-year-old rooted for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the team's first-round playoff game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday. Similarly, some fans expressed concern at the sight of the accomplished Grammy Award-winning artist.
Oh no... Drake in a Leafs jersey 😬 pic.twitter.com/jFcA3NzZoU— theScore (@theScore) April 17, 2019
Good news. CBC said Drake is at the Leafs game tonight. #Cursed— Brian Mazurowski (@BMaz1) April 17, 2019
I was confident in the Leafs until I learned Drake was in the building— Sasha Kalra (@sashakalra) April 17, 2019
Kick Drake out. Right now. The man is cursed.— x - Leafs ALL Day (@LeafsAllDayy) April 17, 2019
The Leafs lost the 6-4 game to Boston, pushing the Toronto team into a 2-2 series tie in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
Other notable events include tennis wonder Serena Williams' 2015 U.S. Open semi-final loss to Roberta Vinci. The #BlameDrake hashtag was created in the aftermath of the historic upset.
Last year, Drake draped himself in the Irish flag to support Conor McGregor, who lost his next bout after receiving the Drake stamp of approval.
Either the Drake curse is real, or everyone's making it real by believing it's real. Is it the chicken or the egg? The world may never know.
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