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Ego Trippin’: Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg says he wants to buy shares in Celtic FC*

*No, we’re not joking.

Snoop Dogg also suggested he may be able to convince his friend David Beckham to come to Celtic.
Snoop Dogg also suggested he may be able to convince his friend David Beckham to come to Celtic.

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.”

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