‘Taylor Swift, gies some dosh’: Motherwell Football Club appeals to Hollywood A-listers for money | UK News

Jan 11, 2024 | Uncategorized


A Scottish football team has appealed to Taylor Swift for money as the club aims to attract A-list investment.

Motherwell FC has launched a new campaign and is targeting Hollywood celebrities for funds.

The Scottish Premiership side has released a tongue-in-cheek video that plays on the ever-growing trend of celebrities owning or investing in British football teams – such as Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s purchase of Wrexham and NFL legend Tom Brady’s investment in Birmingham City.

Within the clip, a young supporter appeals directly to American singer-songwriter Swift, who is dating American football player Travis Kelce.

The boy pleads: “Taylor Swift, gies some dosh.”

Motherwell FC, based in North Lanarkshire, was first established in 1886.

In 2016 it became the first fan-owned club in the UK, with supporters paying into the Well Society.

The community club is not up for sale but is looking for fresh investment and more members to help continue its work both on and off the pitch.

General view of the stadium before the cinch Premiership match at Fir Park, Motherwell. Picture date: Saturday October 16, 2021.
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Motherwell’s Fir Park Stadium

Players from both the men’s and women’s teams make an appearance in the video.

Right-back and Scotland star Stephen O’Donnell says: “Are you the next Hollywood celebrity looking to get involved in football? Well, we’ve got a club that offers real bang for your buck.”

The short film goes on to highlight the organisation’s community offerings, such as kids’ clubs, its walking and para-football programmes, and initiatives aimed at supporting men’s mental health.

Defender Dan Casey points out: “Okay, you might not see us beating Real Madrid nowadays, but you’ll see us beating unemployment, inequality and loneliness.”

There’s also a nod to Hollywood with investors promised a star on a Motherwell-themed walk of fame – with mock-ups currently featuring the names “Well B” (the Spice Girls’ Mel B), “Well.I.Am” (singer Will.i.am) and “Motherwell Ferrell” (actor Will Ferrell).

Although the video humorously targets A-list money, a playful disclaimer confirms the club will welcome cash from anyone.

It says: “Obviously a Hollywood A-lister with white teeth and big pockets would be great, but we welcome anyone who just wants to support, sponsor or invest in a proper football club that supports the local community.”

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Jim McMahon, Well Society chairman, said: “We welcome anyone who wants to support a proper community club.

“Whether that be new additions to the Well Society or new sponsors. And if anyone from Hollywood wants to get involved then we’re all ears.”



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