- Nasima Akter
Kardashian Curse Strikes Messi and Mbappe
Football fans are buzzing with the latest phenomenon: the Kim Kardashian curse. It seems that whenever the reality TV star shows up to watch a football match, the home team is doomed to fail.
It all started when Kim attended Arsenal's Europa League match against Sporting CP, and the Gunners lost on penalties. Arsenal fans took to social media to express their frustration, and some even joked that Kim was responsible for their defeat.
And if that wasn't enough, Kim was seen at Parc des Princes, the home ground of Paris Saint-Germain, on Sunday, when PSG lost to Rennes.
It's a bizarre trend, but one that has quickly caught the attention of football fans everywhere. Some have even started speculating about which team she'll curse next. Will it be Real Madrid, Manchester City, or even the mighty Barcelona? Only time will tell.
In addition to speculations about the curse, fans were left stunned as Lionel Messi was booed by PSG supporters ahead of their match against Rennes. The Argentine, who has been the subject of intense speculation about his future, was jeered by sections of the home crowd at the Parc des Princes.
PSG's defeat was particularly significant because it was the first time in 715 days that they had lost a league match at home, a run of 35 games without defeat. Kim was seen in the stands holding up a Neymar shirt, but an injury to the Brazilian superstar meant she didn't get to watch him in action.
Nevertheless, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe started for the Ligue 1 leaders, but they still couldn't inspire PSG to victory.
The result left fans on social media joking that Kim is "cursed" after watching two home teams lose within the space of a week. Some even compared her curse to the famous "Drake curse," which is said to bring bad luck to the teams and athletes the Canadian rapper supports.
The defeat against Rennes was PSG's fourth loss in Ligue 1 this season, all of them in 2023. Rennes, on the other hand, celebrated their fourth away win over PSG in the Qatar era.
The result means that PSG's lead at the top of the table could be cut to seven points if Marseille wins their game against Reims. PSG only has the Ligue 1 title left to play for after being knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16 by Bayern Munich. However, they still have to win their remaining games to secure the title.
On the other hand, Rennes' win allowed them to reclaim fifth place from Lille in the fight for European qualification. The team finishing fifth will qualify for the Europa Conference League, with the top three going into the Champions League and fourth into the Europa League.
In conclusion, PSG's loss to Rennes slowed their progress toward another Ligue 1 title. They still have to win their remaining games to secure the title. On the other hand, Rennes' win has given them hope for European qualification. It's going to be an exciting finish to the season in Ligue 1.