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Mid-day talker: Arsenal soccer player's goals linked to deaths of famous people

Posted by: Michael Rand under Soccer Updated: February 14, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Arsenal soccer player Aaron Ramsey looks harmless enough. But look at little closer, apparently, and you will discover that his feet and head are actually weapons of destruction capable of claiming the lives of famous people.

Or, maybe it's just a coincidence.

In any event, the folks across the pond at the Sun have discovered a very strange fact -- not sure why or how they went looking for it, but they found it: Ramsey's goals have preceded some of the most famous deaths worldwide in the last year. Per the Sun, a Ramsey goal on Saturday -- followed a day later by Whitney Houston's death -- marked the fourth time this has happened recently:

The coincidences began last May when Ramsey scored against Man United. Next day al-Qaeda terror leader Osama Bin Laden was killed. In October he scored against Spurs, three days before Apple boss Steve Jobs died. Later that month he scored against Marseille in the Champions League. Next day Libyan tyrant Colonel Gaddafi was shot.

Feel free to cross-check Arsenal's upcoming schedule with possible future celebrity passings as we go along. Aresnal faces AC Milan on Wednesday. That squad is at the top of the Italian standings, so it should be tough for Ramsey to tally and continue his reign of terror.

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