VETERAN RAPPER SNOOP Dogg has said he wants to buy shares in Celtic FC.
He made the announcement after being inspired by the club’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League, and told reporters:
“I got a lot of interest in soccer. It’s not a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in sports teams but it is a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in soccer teams.
“I didn’t catch the whole Barcelona game but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well.
“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.
“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 also revealed he had discussed the idea with David Beckham and even suggested he would try to sign the ex-England international.
“I asked my man David about Celtic and he was like, ‘Yeah, teams don’t come much bigger’.
“I would try and sign him up for a season but he is pretty happy over here. LA is home for him and his family now – but I would have to at least make that offer to my boy.”
The rapper added that his favourite player was striker Georgios Samaras, explaining: “I like Samaras a lot. He looks like a proper athlete and is a pretty dangerous player. If we are to go far in Europe, he needs to play well.”