Roma have hilariously banned their players from posing with pop star Drake… because he is a “curse” to football teams.
The Canadian singer has gained a reputation for being a bad luck charm after posing with players or wearing team shirts.
He struck again on Sunday when PSG suffered their heaviest defeat in 19 years with a shock 5-1 loss to Lille.
Earlier in the week he had posed for a picture with defender Layvin Kurzawa.
The Gunners had their top four hopes dashed when they crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Everton after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared a snap with the singer.
And City’s Sergio Aguero saw his penalty saved by Hugo Lloris in the 1-0 Champions League loss to Tottenham not long after taking a selfie following his Manchester concert.
So with Champions League qualification on the line, it is no surprise Roma are taking drastic measures.
They comically wrote on Twitter: “All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season.”
Other examples include Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho having a picture with him before their 5-0 defeat at Bayern Munich and Paul Pogba before Man United’s FA Cup loss against Wolves.
Drake also has history with Juventus.
Victims of the Drake Curse
2013: Toronto Raptors make Drake their global ambassador and earn a reputation for choking in big games
2014: Kentucky lose college basketball decider versus Wisconsin
2014: Miami Heat smashed 4-1 in NBA Finals by San Antonio
2015: Serena Williams shocked by Roberta Vinci in US Open semi-final
2016: Quarterback Johnny Manziel drops out of NFL having previously been a first-round draft pick
2018: UFC champion Conor McGregor loses to Khabib Nurmagomedov
2019: Alabama suffer big loss to college football rivals Clemson
2019: Jadon Sancho’s Dortmund hammered by Bayern
2019: Aubameyang benched as Arsenal lose at Everton
2019: Aguero misses a penalty as City lose to Tottenham in the Champions League
2019: PSG suffer their heaviest league defeat in 19 years, losing 5-1 at Lille
After posing for a picture in their pink away strip in 2016, the Old Lady went onto lose the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Fans following Roma’s Twitter were quick to praise the social media handle for their humour.
One said: “Give this admin a salary raise already.”
Another added: “This admin does not stop to amaze you.”