BLINKs aren’t the only ones getting excited this month; Manchester United fans have something to be proud of as well, thanks to BLACKPINK’s Jennie (제니). With the sub-unit and the new HBO series on the way, the Korean star is as busy as ever spreading her influence around the world, with her current impact being on sports.
Football fans speculated that the “Kill This Love” singer was responsible for Manchester United’s big win over Liverpool on Monday, 22nd August. This could be because of the singer’s outfit in the group’s recent music video “Pink Venom,” which was released on Friday (19th August).
The Manchester United fans credited Jennie to be the reason for the world-known football club’s first win of the season after suffering many defeats. In the “Pink Venom” music video, she wore a black jersey with a Manchester United logo on the front and her name on the back.
Fans’ edits of the “How You Like That” singer quickly went viral on Twitter. The football fans had joked that Jennie was Manchester United’s “good luck charm”, using the term the “Jennie effect” as the reason for their incredible win.
Some fans had even believed that Jennie was a good omen to the reputable football team, implying that she was their only hope. It is currently unknown whether the idol chose to wear the jersey as part of her partnership with Adidas or because she is a fan of Manchester United.
What do you think about this unexpected collaboration? Was Jennie the real reason for their victory, or was it all a coincidence?
Neetashini Kanendran contributed to this article