NFL star Russell Okung says pay me in bitcoin, Pompliano is cheerleader

NFL players want to be paid in bitcoin

When a top NFL player say he wants to be paid in bitcoin you know that the FOMO is coming back. Yesterday Russell Okung, offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers, tweeted “Pay me in Bitcoin”.

He soon got lots of advice from the great and the good of crypto.

First there was “the Pomp” weighing in, otherwise known as Anthony Pompliano, the founder of Morgan Creek Digital. “I see you” he exclaimed.

In fact the Pomp had got the ball rolling earlier when he tweeted: “NFL Quarterback tried to get the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals to each pay his contracts in Bitcoin. Neither would do it. Matt is just one of many Bitcoiners that are playing in the NFL on Sundays 🔥🔥

Peter McCormack, recently threatened with a libel writ by Craig Wright for doubting the latter’s claims to be the inventor of bitcoin. “DM me boss” he helpful suggested.

Trezor, the hardware wallet people, butted in:

“Hey Russell, you’re gonna need a secure place to store those bitcoins. DM us so we can hook you up Hey Russell, you’re gonna need a secure place to store those bitcoins. DM us so we can hook you up 😎

And Okung wasn’t done.He followed up with questions about what to read on bitcoin and where to trade.

For sure, this footballer is a believer:

So which Premier league footballer will break cover first and raise the banner for crypto?

There’s certainly plenty of crypto advertisers (eToro for one) popping up in the stadium advertising and a number of clubs are launching their own coins, so it probably won’t be long.

Along with Okung, we too are looking forward to the day when the headlines on ESPN are all about football players and ordinary folk getting paid in bitcoin.

 

About the Author

Pete Winston
I live and breathe crypto and have a small holding (BTC, ETH, EOS and XLM) that isn’t life-changing, so move along hackers! You can email me here: petewinston@coinintelnews.com

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