The “Drake curse” lives on.
The Canadian-born rapper is notorious around the sports world for jinxing teams and athletes he supports, and the Alabama Crimson Tide football team is no different.
After the new year, Drake posted a video of himself hitting the gym to put his resolution into action. He was wearing a University of Alabama sweatshirt, just days before the College Football Playoff National Championship.
The official Twitter page of Alabama Football reposted the video: “Get your mind right!
Motivation from – @Drake repping Bama!” But, fans were quick to comment that they didn’t want Drake’s endorsement or subsequent “bad luck.”
Even ESPN joined in on the fun, pointing out some of the other teams and athletes Drake has allegedly cursed. Like MMA fighter Conor McGregor, who lost a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October after he brought out Drake during the fight’s weigh-in.
“Will Alabama fall victim to the Drake Curse?” ESPN asked Thursday.
The answer was yes.
Clemson topped Alabama 44-16 on Monday to capture college football’s national championship. The fourth meeting in as many years between these two powers was defined by Clemson’s aggressiveness, Alabama’s sloppiness and the play of the Tigers’ true-freshman quarterback, Trevor Lawrence.
But before the game clock struck zero, fans were already hitting Twitter to share that the curse continues.
“So the Drake curse gotta be real. Alabama really went out like that,” user @Cody_A_Day tweeted.
User @john_word tweeted: “Calling all Bama fans who follow me (all tree of y’all) the drake curse is real. Yall need to get up out of them hills and crevices of the earth y’all live in and make sure that man never says roll tide again. Yalls future success depends on it.”