Snoop Dogg wants to be Celtic mascot for Juventus clash


Snoop Dogg has asked Celtic to let him be a mascot when the Hoops take on Italian champions Juventus in the next stage of the Champions’ League.

The rapper, who now calls himself Snoop Lion after converting to Rastafarianism, said he’s desperate to get a ticket for the glamour Champions’ League tie next Tuesday.

The hip hop star revealed he’d love to get a ticket for the highly anticipated game but says if he can’t get his hands one, he’ll settle for leading out the team.

His plea comes just months after we revealed how he wanted to invest in Celtic and sign “his man” David Beckham for the Parkhead club.

Snoop was first pictured with a Celtic shirt here in 2005 and has apparently followed the club's fortunes ever since
Snoop was first pictured with a Celtic shirt here in 2005 and has apparently followed the club ever since


During an interview in Dubai last week, Snoop donned a Celtic scarf and revealed he is desperate to get to the Juventus tie.

He said: “It’s the one I need to go to. It’s the game we’ve been waiting for.

“I need tickets but I want to walk out with the team like a little kid with the banner. Yes, yes, make it happen.

“Hail, hail the Celts are here. Yabadabadoo!”

After being told he might end up sitting beside Celtic superfan Rod Stewart, he added: “Do you think I’m sexy?”

Snoop was first snapped wearing a Hoops shirt in 2005, though some fans doubt his allegiance to the team as he often wears replica kit of sports clubs from around the world.

Last year Snoop revealed how he planned to invest in the club and had even asked Beckham for advice.

“I fell in love with the club and what better way to show my support than to be a part of it,” Snoop told reporters in Dubai.

“I just want to learn more about it and I figured if I become a part of it, I’ll do that.”

“I love sports, I’m athletic. All around the world there are different sports that dictate that part of the world you live in – and I just want to be a part of it.”

“I have got a big interest in soccer. It’s not new 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 haven’t really thought how much to put in.

“I don’t need to run the club but I’d like enough of a percentage to get me on the board and 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.”