As reported by Mahra S. of Emirates 24/7 News, a “sorcerer” was detained at the clash between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh—which Al-Fateh won, 2-1—after it was discovered he was in possession of black magic charms. The suspect was then “referred to the higher committee of investigations.”
“This story went viral on social media where many suspected that it is because of his using those magic charms, the famous and successful Saudi football team of Al-Nassr lost the match,” the story continued.
Mahra added that the club have been criticised in the wake of the arrest, with many suggesting that they are “trying to find excuses” for their failure.
Only Al-Hilal, with 13, have won more national titles than Al-Nassr, who have eight, in Saudi Arabian football, making them one of the biggest teams in the country. This season has been one to forget, though, as they’re languishing in eighth place in defence of the title they won last term.
The team did pick up an impressive 3-1 over Al-Orobah in their most recent outing. So perhaps they’ve overcome their problems after all.