Aubrey Drake Graham who is popularly known as Drake is not just a Canadian rapper, he is a big fan of Spanish football club FC Barcelona.
Though there have been reports that Drake has been a fan of the Spanish La Liga giants for some years now, he confirmed that he is a fan of the club on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
The Canadian rapper did that in style by posting a picture of himself on his verified Instagram page wearing a jersey of FC Barcelona while sitting in front of a glass of Champagne.
In the caption, the 34-year-old Canadian rapper who is known as Champagnepapi on Instagram wrote that he has “an emotional budget” that he “can’t go over”.
At the time of publishing this report, out of Drake’s 89.9 million Instagram followers, 3,938,929 million people have reacted to the post.
One of the most famous reactions to Drake’s post came from FC Barcelona‘s new signing Memphis Depay. The 27-year-old Dutch striker took to his verified Twitter page to share a screenshot of Drake’s post.
In the caption, the Netherlands international asked: “Hold up, FC Barcelona, did we just signed Drake?”
Just like Drake, Depay has been a big fan of FC Barcelona since he was a child and his arrival at the Spanish club is a dream come true for him.
Recall that Depay joined FC Barcelona from French Ligue 1 club Lyon for free this summer. He refused to extend his contract with Lyon when he was hinted that the Spanish club were interested in him.
As for Drake, he reportedly became a fan of FC Barcelona because of his connection with the former talisman of the club Lionel Messi. Reports claimed that Messi and Drake were friends long before Messi left the Spanish club to join Paris Saint Germain this summer.
The Drake curse theory
Memphis Depay wouldn’t have been so excited that Drake wore Barcelona’s jersey if he has heard of the Drake curse theory which states that whenever Drake takes a picture with a player, the team of such a player would lose a game a few days later.
It is also believed that if the Canadian rapper wears anything that represents a certain team a few days before a game, such a team might lose the game.
The Drake curse theory has worked against players like Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. All these players ended up losing a match a few days after they took a picture with Drake.
There was a point this trend was so common that Italian Serie A club, Roma sarcastically urged their players not to take a picture with Drake until after the season.
“All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season,” the club tweeted.
Aside from football, the Drake curse theory has been tested and confirmed in other sports including basketball and UFC.
In 2019, the Canadian rapper tried to break the curse by wearing a sweater on which the logos of the four teams that participated in the 2019 NFL Conference Championship were embroidered.
Before New England Patriots emerged as the winners of the tournament, all the games in the tournament went into overtime, a feat that has never happened in the history of the game.
Hence, it will be interesting to see how the FC Barcelona Spanish La Liga game against Getafe would end up on Sunday, August 29, 2021. The match will kick off at 16:00.