Monday, March 24, 2014
Getting shirty... Nasri and Sturridge give Drake signed tops, but where does his allegiance lie in the title race?
Canadian rapper Drake wasted no time in showing off his love of football on his tour of the UK.
The 27-year-old from Toronto was snapped backstage at Liverpool's Echo Arena receiving signed shirts from not one but two Premier League stars on Saturday night.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Manchester City winger Samir Nasri were both out to celebrate having played in important victories for their sides earlier in the day, Liverpool runnning out 6-3 winners against Cardiff, with Sturridge on the scoresheet, while Nasri started City's 5-0 win against Fulham.
Both players posted the pics on their instagram accounts, with Nasri writing: 'Thanks @champagnepapi for looking after us last night #greatshow #drizzy #ReppinMCFC'.
Meanwhile, Sturridge wrote: 'Was a good vibe chopping it up with @champagnepapi about music and football. He did his ting.. #OVO #redordead'.
With three dates at London's o2 Arena this week, there is every chance of star names from Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham getting in on the act and swaying his allegiance again.
But they aren't Drake's only famous footballing friends, he played a major role in convincing Jermain Defoe to leave Tottenham for MLS side Toronto recently.
Defoe explained: 'One night I was out at night in London having dinner and this number came up on my phone. It was Drake. You can imagine what that was like, it was quite surreal to be honest.
'He just told me that if I came here the people would love me and that my family would enjoy it. He also said he would look forward to meeting me and showing me the city. It was a special phone call and I appreciated that.'
Drake resisted the temptation to actually put the tops on, unlike Snoop Dogg who has been known to wear the shirt of whichever city he is playing in, and has been snapped wearing Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, Ajax, Cardiff and Brighton tops.