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After Real Madrid won Spain’s “El Clasico,” Drake placed another fruitless bitcoin wager
Aubrey Drake Graham, commonly known as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, and actor. He bet a little over $600,000 in bitcoin on Arsenal to defeat Leeds United and FC Barcelona to triumph against Real Madrid in “El Clasico.” Unfortunately for him, at Santiago Bernabeu, the team from the Spanish capital defeated its largest rival 3-1.
Before the crucial El Clasico, Canadian music sensation Drake shocked the world by announcing his partnership with the Spanish football team Barcelona. As part of this collaboration, the Catalans will don special jerseys featuring Drake’s OVO insignia rather than the Spotify logo to honor Champagne Papi’s 50 Billion streams on the music service. Drake, however, has placed a sizable wager on the El Clasico in favor of a 2-1 Barcelona victory in order to show his confidence in and love for the Blaugrana. The 36-year-old Canadian has wagered $833,333.85 in bitcoin on two matches: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid and Arsenal vs. Leeds. If he wins his bets, he will earn over $3,900,000 in total winnings.
As he shared images of the unique jersey with his insignia, Drake himself announced the relationship on his Instagram page. The 35-year- old’s bewilderment and joy at this new partnership were reflected in the post’s caption. Barcelona manager Xavi discussed the significance of the Santiago Bernabeu match and how crucial it was for both teams.
The legendary artist signed a contract with FC Barcelona, one of the most successful soccer teams in Spain, a few days ago. In accordance with the arrangement, the latter wore the OVO Sound record label’s insignia on their jersey during the Sunday derby match versus Real Madrid (October 16). The Canadian placed a wager on the Catalan team to win Spain’s most anticipated soccer match worth more than $600,000 in bitcoin prior to the game. He also prophesied that Leeds United would lose to London’s dominant Arsenal. Drake would have made a massive $2.8 million profit from winning both bets.
The Catalan team lost the Spanish derby 3-1, while Arsenal triumphed 1-0. Real Madrid won the La Liga title after the game, and Drake lost yet another bitcoin sports wager. Unfortunately for him, the majority of the musician’s BTC wagers on sporting events over the past few months did not result in any winnings.
He lost $275,000 in bitcoin in March on a wager that Jorge Masvidal would defeat Colby Covington in UFC 272. Drake invested $234,000 worth of Bitcoin two months later for Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Max Verstappen, the current F1 champion, came in first and appeared to have chosen a superior strategy for the sweltering Barcelona weather.
The rapper from Canada received negative fame as a result of all those losing wagers. Some claimed that whenever he interacts with athletes or sports teams, he frequently brings them bad luck. By posing for a photo with the rapper in 2019, French soccer player Paul Pogba became the first casualty of the infamous “Drake curse.” Days later, Wolverhampton defeated Pogba’s former team, Manchester United, who was the underdog. Later that year, Layvin Kurzawa of Paris Saint-Germain took a photo with Drake. The squad lost against Lille 5-1 shortly after, which was one of its heaviest losses in the previous ten years. Drake’s encouragement of the Irish during the weigh-in led to UFC fighter Connor McGregor losing his match against Khabib Nurmagomedov as a result of the “curse.”