SNOOP Doggy Dogg, the artist now known as Snoop Lion, apparently, is hoping to get an unusual way in to see his favourite team Celtic play Juventus – as a mascot.
Snoop has revealed that he wants to help lead the team on to the pitch for the Champions League clash – presumably by holding his favourite player Georgios Samaras’ hand.
He said “The Juventus game is 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.
THE new mascot for the Brazil World Cup 2014 has been revealed.
But the three banded armadillo was revealed by footballing legend Ronaldo but is yet to be named – with a competition running to select between Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco.
Although he doesn’t yet have a name, Goaltastic can reveal that the animal has a love of dancing, has a favourite food of cashew nuts, and celebrates scoring a goal with a special ‘armadillo roll’ celebration.
Ronaldo said: “I’m delighted to welcome such an important member to the 2014 team.
“The mascot will play a key ambassadorial role in the next two years. I’m sure he will inspire many young football fans in Brazil and all over the world with the great passion which he has for the sport and for his country.”
THE latest figure to don the famous red shirt of Liverpool has made his first public appearance.
Mighty Red, the club’s new Liver bird mascot, met young fans at a children’s party at Anfield.
“I couldn’t believe it when he walked in,” claimed six-year-old Daniel from Wavertree.
And nine-year-old Lauren from Tuebrook added: “I thought Mighty Red was well cool.
“But I think my sister was a little bit shocked when he first walked in. Then he started doing his mad dance and she loved it.”
In other news, Liverpool look like they are set to sign Fulham and United States forward Clint Dempsey for a reported £6.5m.
AN OLDHAM Athletic fan is being hunted after a barney with a mascot led to them assaulting the giant owl.
Chaddy The Owl’s feathers were ruffled by one of the Latics’ own fans before kick off at Tuesday’s League One match at Preston North End.
Chaddy was reportedly “shaken up” by the incident.
Latics Chief Executive Alan Hardy said: “Obviously we are shocked and disappointed to hear of these allegations.
“I have made contact with my counterpart at Preston to ask if there is any CCTV coverage in the area concerned which they are looking into.
“Luckily Chaddy is alright, but it was an unpleasant incident and one we do not want to see repeated ever again.
“Chaddy is a great ambassador for the club and should be treated with respect at all times.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the club.
GOALTASTIC loves a mascot.
So we naturally have gone ape over the news that the official mascot of the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations was unveiled at a ceremony in Libreville, Gabon, last week.
The mascot, a gorilla named GaGuie, wears a green, white and blue jersey to represent the national colours of the co-hosts, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
CAF Honorary Vice President, General Seyi Memene, said: “We can say that the 2012 Orange Africa cup of Nations is no longer a dream but a reality.
“We are proud and we congratulate the two heads of state for their participation in the event.”
The final tournament will be held from January 21-February 12, 2012.
A BLUSHING bride was given away by Port Vale mascot Boomer the Dog.
As a way of showing her love for the groom, football fan Dave Walker, bride-to-be Nicola Williamson was given away at a wedding ceremony at Hanley Town Hall by the massive mascot.
And Port Vale fan Dave was delighted with her caninine companion surprise. He said: “I wasn’t expecting that and to say I was shocked would be an understatement.
“I go to as many Vale games as my job allows me and I always have a laugh watching Boomer messing about with the fans.
“It will be strange to see him at the Vale in the future now that he’s walked my wife down the aisle.”
A MOTHER-of-three sacked as the Donny Dog mascot for Doncaster Rovers after posing for a saucy photoshoot will be offered her job back, the football club has said.
Hairdresser Tracy Chandler was fired after stripping to her underwear with the Donny Dog costume in an tabloid newspaper.
But she will now be asked to return as her sacking was deemed to be an overreaction.
Rovers chairman John Ryan said: “I spoke to her this morning and said I would look into it. I think she’ll be keen to come back when I’ve spoken to her.”
Ms Chandler said she was sent an e-mail by the Championship side, saying they no longer required her services, following her newspaper appearance.
Mr Ryan said: “Some people thought it was inappropriate, which it was, so we took a dim view of it.
“But I think sacking was a bit over the top – she’s a very good mascot.”