Man Reportedly Arrested for Casting Black Magic Spell on Al-Nassr

Matt Jones@@MattJFootballFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2016

Saudi's Al-Nassr team fans celebrate after their team won their AFC Champions League group A football match against Iran's Persepolis team at the King Fahad stadium in Riyadh, on March 17, 2015. Al-Nassr won the match 3-0. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE        (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Al-Nassr supporters have been at a loss to explain their team’s poor recent form in the Saudi Arabian top flight, but they may have found their answer after a man was arrested for putting a black magic spell on the team.

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.

The team has been short of its usual standards this term.
The team has been short of its usual standards this term.FAYEZ NURELDINE/Getty Images

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.