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Friday 15 December 2017

Jagger: I'm not to blame for Brazil defeat

Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger

DESPITE being branded a jinx for the football teams he backs, Mick Jagger is refusing to take the blame for Brazil's World Cup thrashing on Tuesday, which he watched live in Belo Horizonte.

The Rolling Stones frontman (inset), who was pictured at the Mineirao stadium with his son Lucas, looked on as the tournament hosts were beaten 7-1 by Germany.

"I can take responsibility for the first German goal but not the other six!"

While it might be seen by some as adding a touch of star quality when a celebrity supports a particular team, Brazil fans were less than impressed - even carrying pictures of the musician in a Germany shirt ahead of the game. He has been dubbed ''pe frio'', which has been translated as "cold foot" and describes the bad luck he supposedly brings which started with a 'Let's Do It England' tweet.

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