There have been a hugely noticeable link between deaths of prominent and Aaron Ramsey scoring a goal, with this phenomenon popularly termed as the “Ramsey Curse”.
“Ramsey Curse” is a popular phrase that come up everytime the Welsh midfielder scores, which is accustomed with many finding eerie connections of him scoring with the incidences of unfortunate death events of many popular celebrities around the globe.
The myth of the ‘Ramsey Curse’
This particular frenzied myth unravelled back in 2018, when professional darts player Eric Bristow died after suffering a sudden heart attack, shortly after the Ramsey scored for Arsenal in their 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow. Fans around the world were quick to find links between the two, with many citing previous incidences of the same happening.
Fans have tagged the the unfortunate coincidences as “The Curse of Aaron Ramsey” or ‘Ramsey Curse’. Out of 62 goals Ramsey has scored in his entire career, 21 of them have been followed by the death of a famous celebrity shortly afterwards.
Ramsey, however, took it lightly as a joke, waiving off any connections as such and deemed it utterly ‘ridiculous’; “The most ridiculous rumour I’ve heard is that people die after I score.”
Ramsey has also joked about the positive side of the myth, saying; “That’s just a crazy rumour. Although I took out some baddies!”
The people who are linked with the ‘Ramsey Curse’ are as under:
Ted Kennedy – Died on August 25, 2009, three days after Ramsey scored against Portsmouth.
Osama Bin Laden – Died on May 2, 2011, a day after Ramsey scored against Manchester United.
Steve Jobs – Died on October 5, 2011, three days after Ramsey scored against Tottenham Hotspur.
Muammar Gaddafi – Died on October 20, 2011, a day after Ramsey scored against Marseille.
Whitney Houston– Died on February 11, 2012 , a day after Ramsey scored against Sunderland.
Ray Williams– Died on March 22, 2013 ; Boris Berezovsky – Died on March 23, 2013 after Ramsey scores on March 21.
Ken Norton – Died on September 18, 2013 on the same day Ramsey scored against Marsellie.
Paul Walker – Died on November 30, 2013 on the Same day Ramsey scored against Cardiff.
Robin Williams – Died on August 11, 2014 , on same the day Ramsey scored against Manchester City.
Rubin Carter – Died on April 20, 2014 on the Same day Ramsey scored against Hull City.
David Bowie– Died on January 10, 2016 ,a day after Ramsey scored against Sunderland.
Alan Rickman – Died on January 14 2016, a day after Ramsey scored against Liverpool.
Nancy Reagan– Died on March 6, 2016 ,a day after Ramsey scored against Tottenham.
Nicky Hayden – Died on May 22, 2017, a day after Ramsey scored against Everton.
Roger Moore – Died on May 23, 2017, Two days after Ramsey scored against Everton.
Gregg Allman – Died on May 27, 2017, on the Same day Ramsey scored against Chelsea.
Bruce Forsyth – Died on August 18, 2017, a week after Ramsey scored against Leicester.
Ken Dodd– Died on March 9, 2018; Stephen Hawking– Died on March 14, after Ramsey had scored on March 8 against AC Milan.
Eric Bristow – Died on April 5, 2018, on the Same day Ramsey scored against CSKA Moscow.
Burt Reynolds – Died on September 6, 2018, on the Same day Ramsey scored for Wales.
Keith Flint / Luke Perry– Died on March 4, 2019, Two days after Ramsey scored against Tottenham Hotspur.
Ramsey again scored in the Wales match against Turkey in the European Championship group stage, from a brilliant ball over the top from Gareth Bale. Any unforeseen events are to follow? Well something similar may have happened with prominent Nobel laureate Richard R.Ernst dying shortly after Ramsey scored , reports have confirmed. Hence, the ‘Ramsey Curse’ continues!