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Aaron Ramsey's curse strikes again after scoring twice in four days for Arsenal

Serious Aaron just stop it... please!

One of the strangest things to happen in football in recent years is the Aaron Ramsey curse. No, it's got nothing to do with having your legs broken in a nasty challenge, but it's equally as morbid.

The Aaron Ramsey curse is that whenever the Welshman scores a goal, a high-profile figure or celebrity passes away just a few days or even hours afterwards.

In the past, he's managed to knock off the likes of Osama Bin Laden after he scored against Manchester United on the 1st of May, 2011. He also has seen an end to Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, Paul Walker and Robin Williams since 2012.

But after Williams' sad passing in 2014, we thought that Ramsey's curse may have lifted and celebrities could go to bed at ease. That was until he decided to score twice in four days and take with him two of the country's favourite sons.

On the 9th of January, Ramsey scored in the win over Sunderland in the FA Cup third round and a day later music icon David Bowie tragically passed away.

If that wasn't bad enough, Ramsey netted again in the 3-3 thriller with Liverpool and, this time, it was beloved actor Alan Rickman who sadly died. You might think this is a coincidence, but Ramsey's goals have no seen off eight big names in just five years!

Now, Ramsey isn't silent on the matter and reckons there's nothing to it, telling Sport Magazine earlier this season: “a ridiculous rumour I’ve heard is that people die after I score. There have been loads of occasions where I’ve scored and somebody has died. “It’s just a crazy rumour. Although I took out some baddies!"

So come on Aaron, enough is enough... stop scoring and stop killing people!


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