Maybe It's Time to Start Talking About the Vanity Fair Curse

June 4, 2010

Two months ago, one of the best soccer players in the world put on a Speedo and posed for the cover of Vanity Fair.  Now, after breaking his elbow (days before the start of the World Cup), he’ll have plenty of time to read through the issue.

Didier Drogba, the star player on the Ivory Coast’s national soccer team, suffered a serious injury last night that will sideline him for several months.

It appears as if Sports Illustrated and John Madden just got a little competition in the curse department.

Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz took the partially nude photos of Drogba just months before the single worst moment of his career. In 2009, Leibovitz took half naked pictures of Tiger Woods for the magazine just before his Thanksgiving day car accident.

Coincidence? Maybe…

The beginning of a horrible jinx that could destroy millions of lives? Possibly.

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