The “Drake Curse” has been ravaging the soccer world, and has now apparently expanded its scope to a whole other sport and returned with a vengeance to Toronto.
The hilarious online theory claims that almost anytime the Canadian rapper, 32, takes a photo with an athlete, that athlete’s team will lose its next game.
The curse is has now widened to include any team that Drake roots for, which appeared to be the case on Wednesday night when Drake (wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey) was spotted sitting in a box at Scotiabank Arena to cheer on his hometown team at Game 4 of the Leafs’ first-round series against the Boston Bruins.
The Leafs’ lost 6-4, and it didn’t take long for the so-called curse to rear its head on social media.
The latest example of the curse comes shortly after the Italian AS Roma soccer team jokingly (perhaps) banned its players from posing for a photo with Drake for fear of hitting a losing streak.
While logic and reason would dictate that curse is simply a series of unrelated coincidences, consider the evidence: Layvin Kurzawa, a player for PSG (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.), posted a pic with Champagne Papi (who made a stop on his Assassination Vacation tour in Paris) right before their championship match. Just days later, PSG lost the game and their captain to injuries.
And with the end of their season around the corner, AS Roma didn’t want to take any chances, tweeting: “All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season.”
Many soccer fans on Twitter have done their research and proved that the “Drake Curse” could be legit.
While the “curse” initially seemed to only be affecting the soccer world, its entry into the world of hockey could open up a whole new avenue for Twitter memes, such as the one posted by Manchester United in which Drizzy is wearing a Barcelona jersey in hopes of throwing off the opposing team.
After the Leafs’ loss, a Toronto fan took a similar approach: