Every time Arsenal midfielder and Wales captain Aaron Ramsey scores, someone famous dies. At least that’s the theory spreading around football forums.
This weekend, his goal against Sunderland was blamed for the death of Whitney Houston and previous efforts have apparently seen off Muammar Gaddafi, Steve Jobs and Osama bin Laden.
“On most of the days on which Ramsey scores a notable musician dies. The day after Ramsey found the net on 3 Jan 2010, producer Tony Clarke passed away. Five days earlier, a goal spelt the end for The Birthday Party’s Rowland Howard. A December 2009 goal saw off guitarist Jack Rose and a November ’09 goal came the day before rapper Derek B died of a heart attack.”
One fan wrote on a forum: ‘I’m worried things will get out of control when he scores more.’
While another wrote on Facebook: ‘Saving an Aaron Ramsey shot is like saving someone’s life.’
Arsenal is due to play on Wednesday, vs. AC Milan. We’ll be watching closely.