Celtic’s memorable recent 2-1 win over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League has inspired American rap star Snoop Dogg to invest in the reigning Scottish champions.
Snoop Dogg, also known as Snoop Lion, admitted that he did not even watch the entire match and despite Barca’s statistical dominance, the 41-year old was convinced to buy in after viewing the highlights package.
The rapper has increasingly become an avid supporter of European football and suggests that the renowned passion of the Celtic supporters is a key factor behind his motivation.
“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,” Snoop was quoted in a feature published by Yahoo! Sports.
He continued: “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.”
To demonstrate his knowledge and awareness of the Bhoys’ current squad, Snoop also revealed the name of the particular Celtic player he admires most.
“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,” Snoop asserted.
So there we have it – Snoop even referred to the Hoops as “we”. His commitment to the cause seems legitimate, especially given that he first publicly sported the team’s jersey as early as seven years ago.