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Has the Aaron Ramsey curse struck again?

Arsenal midfielder linked with an odd theory

Has the Aaron Ramsey curse struck again?

It’s one of the more unusual theories the internet has conceived in recent years: Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is responsible for the death of a growing list of famous people.

In short, every time the Arsenal midfielder scores, an individual of public note dies.

No - it clearly isn’t a real “curse”. But before you dismiss it as silly nonsense, there is, undoubtedly, an astonishing correlation between some of his goals and famous departures from this mortal coil - 14 of his 60 career goals have been quickly followed by a celebrity death. Forget ‘2016’, maybe Aaron is the most dangerous factor out there.

So a warning to all high-profile people out there: next time Aaron finds the net, best to find a bunker to hide in for a few days.

Here they are in full:

22 August 2009 v Portsmouth: US Senator Ted Kennedy dies 25 August 2009

1 May 2011 v Manchester United: Osama bin Laden dies 2 May 2011

2 October 2011 v Tottenham Hotspur: Steve Jobs dies 5 October 2011

19 October 2011 v Marseille: Muammar Gaddafi dies 20 October 2011

11 February 2012 v Sunderland: Whitney Houston dies 11 February 2012

21 March 2013 v Scotland: Basketball player Ray Williams dies 22 March 2013 (also Boris Berezovsky 23 March 2013)

30 November 2013 v Cardiff: Paul Walker dies 30 November 2013

10 August 2014 v Manchester City: Robin Williams dies 11 August 2014

9 January 2016 v Sunderland: David Bowie dies 10 January 2016

13 January 2016 v Liverpool: Alan Rickman dies 14 January 2016

5 March 2016 v Tottenham: Nancy Reagan dies 6 March 2016

11 August 2017 v Leicester: Bruce Forsyth dies 18 August 2017

8 March 2018 v AC Milan: Ken Dodd dies 9 March 2018 (also Stephen Hawking 14 March 2018)

5 April 2018 v CSKA Moscow: Eric Bristow dies 5 April 2018

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