English top league football club Arsenal was founded by workers from the nearby Woolwich Royal Arsenal in London. Now the modern day team may have added a Death Note to its horde of weaponry. At least if today's musings in an Italian newspaper are correct.
It appears that whenever midfielder Aaron Ramsey scores a goal, somebody famous dies within twenty four hours.
Just check out this tally:
May 1st 2011: Ramsey scores against Manchester United; next day - Osama bin Laden assassinated;
October 2nd 2011: Back of the net versus Tottenham Hotspur; three days later - goodnight Steve Jobs... that's not 24 hours;
October 19th 2011: Another goal against Marseille; October 20th - Colonel Gaddafi assassinated;
February 10th 2012: Goal past the Sunderland keeper; October 11th 2012 - Whitney Houston dead (surely pushing a theory way beyond its limits!);
On and on until Aaron Ramsey scores BOTH goals in Arsenal 2-1 win over Sunderland (again) on January 9th 2016. Followed by the death of David Bowie on January 10th. Then another one versus Liverpool on January 13th, with the sad demise of Alan Rickman the very next day.
However, before anyone points at Ramsey and screams soccer playing Light Yagami, Buonasorte does point out that statistical analysis can throw up many a spurious correlation and we aren't to hold too much store in it.
What do you make on it? The Italian paper lists many, many more correlations than those repeated here.