Brazilian World Cup fanatics are labelling Mick Jagger pe frio—loosely translated in Portuguese to "the jinx"—after The Rolling Stones frontman lent his support to the host city ahead of their semi-final loss to Germany. And after that humiliating 7-1 defeat, we don't really blame them for looking for a scapegoat.
Here's how it went down: Jagger was on hand to watch the Brazil vs. Germany match with his 15-year-old son, Lucas, whose mother is Brazilian model/celebrity Luciana Gimenez. During the match, the singer was sporting a cap for his team of choice, England's Three Lions, but his mere presence apparently ticked off Brazilian fans so much that they began mocking the rock star in a somewhat ludicrous attempt to find someone to blame.
And according to Billboard, Sir Mick actually has a great track record ... for picking losing teams.
The singer told a concert crowd in Rome that Italy would advance to the knockout stage, and then they lost to Uruguay shortly thereafter. He told fans in Lisbon that he pegged Portugal to win the entire Cup, but Ronaldo and company were also eliminated early. Jagger strongly supported his home country of England this year, but the Brits couldn't even score one win this Cup. The 70-year-old also picked a slew of losing teams during the 2010 competition.
It's been Mick's horrible luck that inspired some Brazilian fans to create cardboard cutouts of the Rolling Stone wearing the opposing team's jersey. See above for Mick sporting German colors. Harsh.
All the noise has even prompted Jagger's Brazilian ex to make a statement. Gimenez wrote on Instagram that Mick "is suffering cyber bullying .... and I would like to ask you guys who do this kind of bullying to think before you do it. Even though it only seems like a small thing, Mick is a person like us all, and he does not deserve to be treated this way by Brazilians."
Guys, take it from Mick: "You Can't Always Get What You Want."