Revealed: Glen Johnson’s nickname at Liverpool

Defender favourably compared to scary drug dealing lady

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When Phil Neville was given the nickname “T-Bag“, it became clear that Premier League footballers don’t simply divide their free time between harassing models in Movida and harassing ten-year-olds on Xbox Live – they also make time for DVD boxsets of American TV shows.

Glen Johnson is the latest victim of this leisure activity, having earned himself the nickname “Snoop” from his Liverpool teammates. The name comes not from his likeness to popular rapper and pornographer Snoop Dogg, but rather Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, the indecipherable gangster from The Wire who is rather handy with a nail gun…

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