The 'Drake Curse' Has Been Officially Debunked, Data Proves It's Not What It Seems - New Style Motorsport

The ‘Drake Curse’ has been officially debunked, with data suggesting the Canadian rapper isn’t the ultimate bad luck charm after all.

In recent years, the four-time Grammy winner has become a monumental meme and ended up being blamed for results in a host of different sports.

Long story short, a trend emerged where Drake would pose with an athlete and then almost definitely lose his next game.

Drake infamously dropped out with Conor McGregor for his UFC 229 lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Irishman bowed out.

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Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, lost to Roberta Vinci in the US Open semi-finals, while ‘Drizzy’ also posed with Anthony Joshua before suffering a shock world heavyweight title loss heavy against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York in June. 2019.

Jadon Sancho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have both been affected by the ‘curse,’ while Drake was also cited as a major factor in Alabama’s loss to Clemson in college football and the losses of the Golden State Warriors and the Golden State Warriors. kentucky basketball.

But new information from OLBG has shown that soccer stars are mostly blessed rather than cursed for rubbing shoulders with ‘Champagne Papi’ himself.

The sports betting community has concluded that the curse is not real, with only 31% of players losing their next match after facing Drake, with 69% tasting victory.

They looked at 13 players in total from a variety of clubs and leagues. In April 2012, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard met Drake within days of each other on separate occasions, but both won their next Chelsea games against Benfica and Wigan respectively.

Mario Balotelli, Marcelo, Layvin Kurzawa and Wilfred Zaha were the four players who tasted defeat after linking up with the record-breaking Toronto superstar.

The likes of Neymar, Paul Pogba, Daniel Sturridge and Sergio Aguero all won, as did Drake’s compatriot Alphonso Davies, the most recent addition to the list in October last year.

Here’s the full breakdown:

  1. Didier Drogba – April 2012 – Chelsea – Victory 2-1 vs Benfica
  2. Frank Lampard – April 2012 – Chelsea – 2-1 win vs Wigan
  3. Mario Balotelli – April 2012 – Man City – 1-0 loss vs Arsenal
  4. Marcelo – September 2014 – Real Madrid – 2-1 loss vs Atlético de Madrid
  5. Neymar – September 2014 – Barcelona – Victory 2-0 vs Athletic Bilbao
  6. Paul Pogba – August 2016 – Man United – 2-1 win vs Leicester City
  7. Daniel Sturridge – February 2017 – 2-0 win v Spurs
  8. Sergio Agüero – March 2019 – 3-2 win vs Swansea
  9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – April 2019 – Arsenal – 2-0 win vs Napoli
  10. Layvin Kurzawa – April 2019 – PSG – 5-1 loss vs Lille
  11. Wilfried Zaha – April 2019 – Crystal Palace – 3-1 loss to Man City
  12. Jadon Sancho – June 2020 – Borussia Dortmund – 1-0 win vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
  13. Alphonso Davies – October 2021 – Bayern Munich – 5-1 win vs Bayer Leverkusen

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