Mick Jagger has laughed off the suggestion that he acted as a “jinx” on the Brazilian national football team as they lost 7-1 to Germany in their World Cup semi-final earlier this week.
Jagger has endured a six-game losing streak at the World Cup since 2010, publicly endorsing countries who then go on to lose games. It even led to Brazil fans dressing cut-outs of The Rolling Stones singer in the colours of Chile and Colombia before their matches against those countries. But they lost when Jagger and his son Lucas attended the Germany game on Tuesday night (July 8).
However, in a statement issued to NME, Jagger dismissed the story about him being a jinx at the World Cup and stated: “OK, I take responsibility for the first German goal… but not the other 6!”
Jagger has been dubbed “The Angel Of Doom” by upset Brazilians, while TV station R7 called him “the biggest jinx in history” following the 7-1 thrashing, which was both Brazil’s biggest-ever defeat and the heaviest loss in a World Cup semi-final in the tournament’s 84-year history.
At the current World Cup, Jagger tweeted the England team a good luck message before they lost 2-1 to Italy, then announced during a Rolling Stones gig in Lisbon that Portugal would win the tournament. Portugal failed to reach the second round, as did Italy after Jagger said at a Stones show in Rome that Italy would win their vital group game against Uruguay. Italy lost 1-0.