In Rangers’ 2-1 Old Firm defeat to Celtic, the former Arsenal striker scored his first goal for the club on loan.

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June Brown, an actress from Eastenders, died at the age of 95 just hours later.

Since 1985, the BBC show’s iconic character Dot Cotton had been played by the adored soap star.

However, some football fans assumed it had something to do with Ramsey’s goal for Rangers earlier in the day, despite the fact that he was on loan from Juventus.

One of the most popular football myths is that every time the Welshman hits the target, someone famous dies.

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It began in 2009, with the assassination of American politician Ted Kennedy, just days after Ramsey scored against Portsmouth.

But it truly took off in 2011 when American forces killed Osama Bin Laden the day after Ramsey scored against Manchester United.

In the days following Ramsey’s goals, Steve Jobs and Colonel Gaddafi both died.

Bruce Forsyth, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, and Richard Attenborough are among the celebrities who have allegedly succumbed to the ‘Ramsey curse.’

Others mentioned by supporters include Paul Walker, Alan Rickman, Robin Williams, and Nancy Reagan.

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June Brown is the newest ‘victim,’ according to some followers, with the Eastenders actress and Ramsey both trending on Twitter.

One tweeted: “Ramsey scored, Dot Cotton died. He strikes again.”

Another wrote: “The Ramsey curse strikes again. Sad man, RIP Dot Cotton.”

One bellowed: “The Aaron Ramsey curse is REAL. RIP Dot Cotton.”

Another noted: “Dot Cotton is Ramsey’s latest victim.”

One added: “Ramsey scores then Dot Cotton dies… the curse strikes again.”

Ramsey, on the other hand, has previously dismissed the concept of a “curse” as “stupid.”

He told SunSport in 2016: “It’s just some crazy, stupid rumour. Unfortunately, people pass away every day.

“I don’t know how or why it started but it’s been following me about for some time.

“But it doesn’t bother me now. People pass away every day — there isn’t a day when they don’t.

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“I’m sure if you dig about you could find somebody has died every time Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi score, so it’s ridiculous really. It seemed to snowball after the Bin Laden death.

“But now a 94-year-old woman [Reagan] dies in America and, through social media, it is somehow linked with me.

“It’s just become so ludicrous it’s no longer an issue.”

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