Italian Club Bans Players from Taking Selfies with Rap Superstar

Well, this certainly cannot be God’s plan for rapper Drake. News coming out of Italy has it that Serie A side AS Roma has banned its players from taking pictures with the rapper 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 left-back 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.

Layvin Kurzawa became the latest victim of the ‘Drake Curse’ when PSG were shockingly thrashed 5-1 by Lille on Sunday, albeit after going a man down.

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. The Gunners lost to Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park the following Sunday.

Paul Pogba 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.

Now, here’s one dude you don’t wanna get in tight with…

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