It appears that the de-cursing ritual is legitimate. After not having lost a game since my U11 son\’s soccer team started having their shoes and gloves de-cursed. Get this … for their last game, their shoes and gloves were not de-cursed … strange.
Tired of inconsistent play and loses to weaker teams, the coaching staff allowed its team to be de-cursed. The team has not lost since. More importantly, the players will remember this fun and memorable ritual for years to come.