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Snoop Dogg wants to invest in Celtic because they beat Barcelona

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Snoop at a FIFA 13 launch party with his best friends in that moment. (Getty)

Inspired by the Celtic Champions League group-stage upset against Barcelona that made Rod Stewart cry, Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) has decided that he wants to invest in the Scottish champions. Even though he didn't really watch the match.

Said Snoop to the Daily Record:

"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.["]

But before you start thinking Snoop is rushing into this decision, know that he was pictured wearing a Celtic shirt in 2005 and he's already asked his friend David Beckham about the club. Beckham confirmed that "team's don't come much bigger," according to Snoop. The rapper-turned-reggae act then added that one of his first orders of business as a member of the Celtic board would be to sign Beckham "for a season," but he knows that will be difficult since the L.A. Galaxy midfielder is happy in Los Angeles with his family.

And just to prove that he knows the club and has an eye for talent, Snoop added that Georgios Samaras -- yes, Georgios Samaras -- is his favorite player.

"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."

Here's Georgios Samaras looking taken aback by that statement...


To his credit, Snoop has become a fan of the sport in recent years and he's played a few games of FIFA 13. For his last European tour, he did a series of promotional YouTube videos wearing the shirts of clubs in various cities he stopped in, so he knows that pandering to football fans can be fruitful. But the prospect, no matter how slim, of Snoop and Rod Stewart sharing a tearful embrace at Celtic's next historic win is an exciting one.

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