November 20th, 2012
Celtic FC, Snoop & Neil Lennon: Party People
Snoop Lion is weighing up the possibility of buying “enough of a percentage” to get himself on the Celtic board so he can be “heard,” he told the Daily Record last week.
Some will dismiss this as manufactured publicity, but ’tis a real possibility, Kickettes.
“I didn’t catch the whole [Celtic vs] Barcelona game but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well,” he said. “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.”
The rap star formerly known as Snoop Dogg will be in good company should he flash his cash for a stake in the Glasgow club. Already a favourite amongst celebrities from around the world, including Rod Stewart, Gerard Butler and Cheryl Cole’s bandmate, Nadine Coyle, Snoop has even been in talks with his rumoured biznass partner David Beckham about the idea.
“I asked my man David about Celtic and he was like, ‘Yeah, teams don’t come much bigger,’” the rapper said of the soccer legend who currently plays for the Galaxy. “I would try and sign him up for a season but he is pretty happy over here. L.A. is home for him and his family now — but I would have to at least make that offer to my boy.”
Although the semantics have yet to be sorted, the award-winning musician/marijuana connoisseur’s already turning his attention elsewhere. His real passion, he insists, lies in the luxury suites at Celtic Park.
“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.”
Whoomp there it is, Neil Lennon.