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Kansas City Chiefs break “the curse of Griezmann”

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The Barcelona forward’s support has been the kiss of death before

Kansas City Chiefs stage furious rally win Super Bowl title David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs became Super Bowl LIV Champions with a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers, and in the process, they broke “the curse of Antoine Griezmann.”

The Barcelona forward has a habit of showing support for teams before they lose big events, and he showed his support towards the Chiefs before the game started. Some Kansas City fans were mortified.

Several examples of the “curse” exist.

In 2014, Griezmann tweeted in support of Argentina before the FIFA World Cup final against Germany. He predicted a 2-1 win. Instead, Germany won 1-0.

Griezmann tweeted in support of the Golden State Warriors in May 2015. They would end up losing the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In February 2017, a confident Griezmann tweeted in support of the Atlanta Falcons in their Super Bowl game against the New England Patriots as they roared to an early lead. The Falcons would then go on to have a historical collapse and lose the game.

The Frenchman tweeted in support of his “adopted country” Uruguay in 2017 ahead of a World Cup Qualifier. They would lose 4-1 to Brazil.

A month later he was seen attending the Boston Celtics game against the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals wearing a Celtics jersey. The Boston-based team lost that game and were eliminated.

In December 2018, Griezmann tweeted in support of Boca Juniors. They ended up losing the Copa Libertadores Final to River Plate.

After Griezmann lost the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final with Atlético Madrid and the 2016 European Championship Final with France, there was a rush to say Griezmann was just bad luck in finals.

But the forward got the last laugh as he won the 2018 World Cup, winning the man-of-the-match award in the final.

Now, it seems his luck when it comes to endorsing teams has shifted as well. Will Griezmann’s inability to win the Champions League or La Liga change now that he’s joined Barcelona?