Aaron Ramsey has often been derided by Arsenal fans as quite a useless player. Then a miracle happened. He started banging in the goals from midfield, like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard did. What Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard didn’t do was kill people with their goals. Aaron Ramsey? Well he does that! Or does he?
Ever since Ramsey has become a regular scorer from central midfield in 2011 from Arsenal, his goals have been generally followed by the death of a famous personality or a celebrity. It all started with the death of the big daddy of them all! The most wanted terrorist in the world, Osama Bin Laden on May 2nd, a day after Ramsey scored the winning goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 Premier League win over arch-rivals Manchester United.
This was followed by the death of another big shot, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on October 2nd after Ramsey’s goal against Arsenal’s fiercest rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The next victim? None other than Libyan dictator and major human rights violator Muammar Gaddafi, the day after Ramsey scored a winner against Marseille in the UEFA Champions League on October 19th.
2012 dawned and the streak of Ramsey continued, next claiming American singer Whitney Houston after his goal against Sunderland on 11th February, 2012.
Next in the list of Ramsey’s victims were journalist Sir David Frost and Irish poet Seamus Heaney after the Welshmen’s goal against Fenerbache in August 2013.
Ramsey’s thirst was hardly satiated after claiming so many celebrities though, as he dug holes for more souls with his goals apparently claiming the lives of actor Paul Walker and Sir Richard Attenborough. Robin Williams was also one of Ramsey’s victims in 2014. Pop culture icon David Bowie soon joined the victim list of Ramsey, after he perished a day after Ramsey’s goal against Sunderland in an FA Cup tie on 9th January, 2016.
Next up in 2016 was Harry Potter icon Alan Rickman, who passed away on 14th January 2016, a day after Ramsey had scored against Liverpool.
Singer George Michael, former Portugal President Mario Soares and ex-Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s deaths have also been included on the list of Ramsey, after they soon perished after Ramsey knocked one in the back of the net.
Ramsey himself has denied killing any of these people, claiming, “The most 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. That’s just a crazy rumour. Although I took out some baddies!”
Is Aaron Ramsey the most accomplished hitman in the history of humanity and killed each and everyone of these famous personalities? Absolutely not! But is there a better co-incidence in the history of any sport? Probably not!