Is Justin Bieber to blame for Arkansas football’s embarrassing loss to San Jose State this weekend?
Razorbacks QB Nick Starkel seems to think so … and that’s why he’s throwing away the famous JB shirt he wears under his pads for every game.
BACKSTORY — Starkel is a HUGE Bieber fan. In fact, back in 2018, he sent a video to Ellen DeGeneres begging her to help him meet Justin because the singer is his hero!
‼️ATTENTION EVERYONE‼️ Help make my birthday wish come TRUE by RTing and tagging @TheEllenShow so we can meet @justinbieber on our spring break trip!! @JD_Rodgers #MeetBieber pic.twitter.com/4oSspYXiWS
— Nicholas Starkel (@NickStarkel) February 25, 2018
As a tribute, Starkel also wears a Bieber shirt when he plays … hoping to draw power from the pop star — but it hasn’t really worked out this year.
Arkansas — once a mighty college football powerhouse — is 2-2 this season and just lost on Saturday to San Jose State, not exactly known as a top national program (no disrespect).
Plus, it didn’t help that Starkel threw 5 interceptions in the game.
“Bieber shirt has been ripped in half and thrown away,” Starkel said in a post after the game.
“No more nonsense. No more distractions. All I’m focusing on is this team and this season. Nothing else.”
Well, word got to Bieber … because the singer reached out to Starkel with a message:
So, the good news … Starkel finally heard from his idol. The bad news … well, that’s obvious.
Is it too late now to say sorry?!?!?