Mick Jagger denies being World Cup curse and reason for Brazil’s embarrassing defeat

The Rolling Stones musician says he can’t take “responsibility” for the entire loss

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The Independent Online

Mick Jagger has, oddly enough, refuted that he is the reason Brazil lost against Germany on Tuesday 8 July.

Brazilian fans blamed the Rolling Stones frontman for the embarrassing 7-1 defeat, dubbing the musician Pé Frio —which translates as “cold foot”, a term used to describe individuals who bring about bad luck.

Jagger watched the ill-fated game from the stands, cheering on the tournament host team.

“I can take responsibility for the first German goal, but not the other six!” he told The Sun.

His reputation as the tournament’s unlucky charm began in South Africa at the 2010 World Cup, when he supported England, the US and Brazil in separate games – all of which lost their respective matches.

And the Jagger footballing curse has continued this tournament. In May, he said at a concert in Lisbon that he thought Portugal would win the World Cup – they have been knocked out.

Last month, the singer told 70,000 fans at gig in Rome that he predicted Italy would win its game against Uruguay. They lost 1-0 and were forced to head home.

He also tweeted his support for England ahead of their fateful Uruguay game. They too lost, but this was more likely due to the squad’s perennially lackluster performance.

The World Cup final will take place on Sunday 13 July, with Germany taking on Argentina. Fingers crossed Jagger doesn’t weigh in.