Scottish Premier League

Snoop wants to buy stake in Celtic

Superstar rapper Snoop Dogg was advised by David Beckham to invest in Celtic.
Superstar rapper Snoop Dogg was advised by David Beckham to invest in Celtic.
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Rap superstar Snoop Dogg (also known as Snoop Lion) is looking to get into the soccer game, telling a Scottish newspaper he wants to buy a stake in Glasgow Celtic.

Snoop told Scotland’s Daily Record this week that he had watched the Scottish powerhouses’ historic win over Barcelona and had taken a liking to the club.

“I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell,” Snoop said. “I haven’t really thought how much. I don’t need to run a soccer club but enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard.

Snoop Dogg, a multi-platinum artist and actor, is also a certified sports nut. He’s qualified football coach, manning the sidelines at his son’s youth team, and a friend and confidant of David Beckham. Snoop’s passion for the Bhoys dates back to at least 2005 when he was spotted wearing one of their jerseys at a concert.

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“I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things,” he told the Daily Record. “I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.”

There is one wrinkle: Snoop was once banned from even entering the UK after a series of drug and firearm offenses in the States and it is not known if he would pass the “fit and proper persons” test to own a stake in a Scottish Premier League side.

But one thing is certain, if he can strike a deal, then some say Celtic fans’ famous version of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” might be joined by another song on the terraces. “Gin & Juice” may be coming to Parkhead.

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