According to Brazilian soccer fans, Mick Jagger is a “pe-frio.” In the United States pe-frios are known as jinxed or cursed. Some would just call them bearers of bad luck. Brazilians may like the music of The Rolling Stones, but they don’t want Jagger to root for their team, because they don’t want his apparent horrid luck to ruin their chances of winning this year’s World Cup.
Let’s look at some of the facts that support Brazil’s theory that Jagger is a jinx. At a concert in Rome last Saturday, Jagger predicted that Italy would defeat Uruguay and advance to the next round of play.
That didn’t happen.
Italy wound up losing their match, and now the nation that has typically been a powerhouse in the world of soccer, is going home after two losses in the first round.
Was Italy’s loss Jagger’s fault?
Let’s further explore this so called Jagger jinx. It allegedly all began for Brazilians during the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals, when Brazil was set to square off the Dutch. Jagger was seen rooting for Brazil. The team lost and was eliminated from the tournament by Holland in a final score of 2-1.
Mick Jagger can't get no soccer satisfaction.
— Camila Cifuentes (@camilitayque) June 25, 2014
— Radio.com (@radiodotcom) June 25, 2014
Jagger was also spotted in 2010 cheering for the United States. The U.S. subsequently lost to Ghana. Of course, Jagger was also seen rooting for his native England. They were quickly crushed by the Germans 4-1.
Perhaps this Jagger tweet on June 19 didn’t help England’s chances.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) June 19, 2014
Now Brazil is taking a stand. Fans are carrying signs and making their voices heard. They are begging Jagger not to root for their team. Brazil has already claimed a spot and advanced to the next stage of the tournament, the Round of 16, which is an elimination round. They are set to square off against Chile on Saturday, June 28 at 12 pm. We don’t know who Jagger will be pulling for, of course, the Brazilians are hoping it’s Chile.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 25, 2014
You can get all the latest information, scores, and upcoming schedules for the 2014 World Cup by clicking here. The United States will face Germany, Thursday at 12 pm looking for a tie or win in order to secure a spot in the Round of 16.
Image via Mick Jagger, Twitter