Snoop Dogg keen on Celtic investment

ESPN staff
November 19, 2012
Snoop Dogg admires 'proper athlete' Giorgios Samaras © Getty Images

Rap mogul Snoop Dogg is considering buying into Celtic following their Champions League victory over Barcelona, according to the Daily Record.

Snoop Dogg, who was recently pictured wearing a Celtic shirt, named Georgios Samaras as his favourite player and said David Beckham had encouraged him to get involved at the SPL club. He even went as far as to say he'd like to see Beckham in the green and white hoops.

"I asked my man David [Beckham] about Celtic and he was like, 'Yeah, teams don't come much bigger'," he told the paper. "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.

"We have lunch when we can, so next time, you know, I am going to speak to him about it. Never say never.

"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. I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things.

"I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.

"I like [Georgios] 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."

Snoop Dogg obviously has a thing about hoops, as last year he performed a concert at London's Kentish Town Forum wearing a QPR shirt. He recently moved into reggae under the name 'Snoop Lion'.

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