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Snoop Dogg wants to be Celtic Football Club's mascot for Champions League game

Rapper wants to lead the team out for their upcoming match against Juventus

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Snoop Dogg has asked to be Celtic Football Club's mascot for their upcoming Uefa Champions league game against Juventus.

The rapper, who last year changed his name to Snoop Lion, says he is so desperate to attend the crunch fixture in Glasgow that he is willing to lead the team out "like a little kid with the banner", reports the Daily Record.

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!"

This comes just a few months after Snoop said he was looking into investing in the Glasgow football side after watching highlights of the team's surprising 2-1 win over FC Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League group stage.

At the time, he said: "I've 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 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."

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg was this week named as the Saturday night headliner (September 7) at this year's Bestival. For more information including full line-up and tickets, see Bestival.net or Ticketline.co.uk.

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