Fans have taken to social media to humorously speculate that Kim Kardashian’s presence may bring about the infamous “Kardashian curse” and negatively impact the chances of football stars Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland winning the prestigious Ballon d’Or award. The American media personality was recently spotted partying with Mbappe at a July 4th event hosted by billionaire Michael Rubin, where they mingled with other celebrities like NFL legend Tom Brady and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Kardashian also attended a Dolce & Gabbana event, capturing a photo with Haaland, as both are ambassadors for the fashion brand.
The Kardashian Curse and Football Misfortune
Fans fear that the Kardashian curse, a superstitious belief that encountering Kim Kardashian brings misfortune to football teams and players, may haunt Mbappe and Haaland. This belief stems from past incidents where teams and players allegedly experienced setbacks after interactions with Kardashian.
In March, Kardashian and her son Saint West attended a UEFA Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium to support Arsenal. Unfortunately for the Gunners, they were eliminated from the competition by Sporting CP, leading some fans to attribute the loss to the Kardashian curse. A few days later, Kardashian visited the Parc des Princes to watch Paris Saint-Germain face Rennes in Ligue 1. PSG suffered a surprising 2-0 defeat at home, coinciding with Kardashian’s presence.
Mbappe and Haaland: A Ballon d’Or Predicament?
Given the supposed curse, fans jokingly speculate that the encounters between Mbappe, Haaland, and Kardashian may hinder their chances of winning the Ballon d’Or, the prestigious individual award in football. Although these claims are light-hearted, fans playfully suggest that the curse could impact the players’ performances and ultimate recognition in the sport.
Fortunately for Manchester City, Kardashian did not visit the Etihad Stadium during the past season, where Haaland played for Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League quarterfinal match. City emerged victorious and went on to win a continental treble. Nonetheless, fans remain hopeful that the encounters with Kardashian will not have any negative effects on Mbappe and Haaland’s upcoming season as they continue to strive for individual success and pursue their footballing dreams.