Bob Marley‘s son ROHAN has confessed he would love to play football for Scottish giants CELTIC FC.
Rohan also revealed how he has followed the Glasgow team’s fortunes since former coach John Barnes took over in 1999, and how he loves the way they play under new boss Martin O’Neill.
Speaking to the Daily Record newspaper, Marley joked:
“I’m fit and ready for the big time. My game is improving and it’s about time I stepped up a level.”
He added: “I’ve seen Celtic Park on TV, so even if the manager doesn’t think I’m good enough, I’d love to have a go on their pitch.”
Marley, who was a successful American Football player for Miami Hurricanes while at college, also attributed the Scottish Premier League leaders’ current run of form to another member of the Marley clan.
He claimed that on a recent trip to Glasgow to help organise a forthcoming Bob Marley tribute concert, his uncle Ritchie “must have given Celtic Park a Rastafarian blessing”.
The Marleys are not the only people in music with a keen – whether real or wished for – connection to Celtic players. Rap pioneer Gil Scott Heron’s father Gil ‘The Black Arrow’ Heron played for the team in the early 1950s. And there remains a tradition for fans to show up at Heron‘s shows wearing the green-and-white hooped shirts of Celtic.
Meanwhile, Rohan‘s partner Lauryn Hill is set to appear early next year in a new film, ‘Sauce’.
In the film, about two rival barbecue kings but with a large nod to ‘Romeo & Juliet’, the Fugee frontwoman plays the daughter of one of the men who falls for the son of the other.
She is also in talks to write the soundtrack for the film.