Brazil fans pose with a Mick Jagger poster prior to Tuesday's match.
"has become something of a footballing curse," according to Ben Beaumont-Thomas of the London GUARDIAN. After witnessing Germany's 7-1 "thrashing" of Brazil earlier this week, the Rolling Stones' singer "has now been forced to defend himself against angry tirades on social media." After being dubbed "pé frio" ("cold foot"), meaning a jinx, by Brazilians, Jagger said, "I can take responsibility for the first German goal but not the other six!" Jagger "watched the game in Belo Horizonte with his son" LUCAS
, whose mother, model LUCIANA GIMINEZ
, is Brazilian. Giminez "took to Instagram to defend Jagger." She wrote, "He is suffering cyber bullying…and I would like to ask you guys who do this kind of bullying to think before you do it." After "witnessing (some might say ensuring) USA's loss to Ghana in 2010," Jagger then supported Brazil in the quarterfinals, "who lost to the Netherlands, and also turned up to England's 4-1 loss to Germany."
Carrying his "bad juju to the current World Cup, Jagger then tweeted support for England before their games against Italy and Uruguay, both matches the team went on to lose." He also told fans at Rolling Stones concerts in Portugal and Italy that "their teams would go through to the knockout stages -- where both teams failed to progress."
Brazil fans "were therefore wise to the dreaded hand of Jagger, with one even creating a cardboard cutout of him with a speech bubble reading 'Let's Go Germany!'" (GUARDIAN, 7/10