Queens rapper and hip-hop mogul 50 Cent has made a surprise investment in a Welsh football team. Wrexham AFC’s Hollywood owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, were the first to invest in the country’s youth. However, now a new star has supported a youth football club.
One under-14s team in Cardiff, AFC Rumney’s girls, now have 50 Cent’s name emblazoned on their kit, as well as the names of other G-Unit members. According to a report, the young girls are “buzzing” about the news.
The manager of the local team, Richie Brown, explained that one of the young females’ fathers had worked with the rapper in the past and, on behalf of the club, asked him if he could support them. He allegedly suggested, “See if you can get some sponsorship out of him for us”.
In an interview with the BBC, Brown revealed, “He said he would ask the question. Worst case scenario was [50 Cent] would have just said no. Thankfully, he didn’t. He agreed to it.” Brown continued, “He sponsored our away kit first of all, and then we were a little bit cheeky. We asked for a little bit more, and he sponsored us again for our tracksuits.”
Brown stated he plans on sending Jackson some pictures as a thank you: “We’re going to get a few photos taken and sent over to him, then hopefully he can give us a good luck video or something to acknowledge it all.”
However, Brown disclosed that he doesn’t believe any of the parents know who 50 Cent is, despite the good feeling in the club, stating, “I’m sure more of them know who he is than the players because of their ages, but the buzz around the team and the whole club really is amazing and its all down to him. At first when you tell anybody they don’t believe it, they just say ‘no way, there’s no chance that’s going to happen, he’s too big of a superstar.”
The club manager passionately divulged that it is a massive boost for a local team, exclaiming, “It’s huge for grassroots football teams to get people and businesses support us to be able to get better things!”