Snoop Dogg reveals plans to start UK football league following American football success
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American rap star Snoop Dogg has revealed his plans to start a new football league in the United Kingdom.
Snoop Dogg, 51 - an avid American football player in his youth according to his mother - has expressed his love for the beautiful game over the years and is understood to be a fan of Scottish Premiership giants Celtic since being gifted the famous green and white shirt by a friend in 2005.
Snoop is no stranger to involvement in sport, having set up his own American football league - the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) back in 2005, a league which fosters successful young football players both on and off the field.
It looks as though Snoop is set to turn his attentions towards football, with it understood that the American rap superstar is interested in bringing the Snoop Youth Football League to the United Kingdom.
In an exclusive interview with the Express, Snoop spoke of his desire to take the Snoop Youth Football League across the pond:
"Oh yeah, I'm even keen on trying to start either a league, or even put a team in the league.
"You know how I have my own football league in America with American football?
"I feel like I should have a Snopp Youth Football League over here. We have to start that!"
The conversation took place after Snopp had been snapped alongside former Manchester United and England favourite David Beckham, after the 47-year-old flew to London to watch Snoop perform at The 02 Arena.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Snoop spoke of how he and Beckham had been friends since the 1990's, adding that they both "love to win"
"“We’ve been friends since the early Nineties. We love the same things. We love to win. We love to work hard. We’re family men and people love us."
Beckham has been heavily involved with the off-the-field side of football since his retirement in 2013, initially investing in League Two outfit Salford City, before launching his own MLS franchise in the form of Inter Miami.
Snoop has also worked alongside Wrexham City co-owner Ryan Reynolds in the past - the duo voicing characters on 2013 animated film Turbo - so it's safe to say he has a star-studded list of contacts should he wish to get his project off the ground in the United Kingdom.
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