John Terry, a previous captain of an English soccer team, who desired a drop to be created for his family, has collaborated with The Ape Kids Collection, which aims at encouraging NFTs among kids, possessing 9,999 ‘baby apes’. Last week, the football player disclosed the purchase of his first Bored Ape. Following this, on the popular microblogging platform, Twitter, the player uploaded an NFT image as his profile picture on the platform.
John Terry’s active advertisement and support of NFTs was met with diverse reactions from fans. Whilst some welcomed his actions, others disapproved. Regarding the fans who were not in support, their non-support of his act was based on their belief that he was only joining the bandwagon of individuals who encouraged the exaggerated crypto vogue. On the other hand, some supporters were of the view that the act was merely a result of the player’s Twitter account being hacked.
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Interestingly, ‘right clickers’, that is, persons who disregard NFTs and all it stands for, mocked the player and stated that the image had been saved for their use. As stated earlier, many fans assented to the player’s actions and embraced the player into the NFT community.
Prior to the player joining the NFT community, other celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Jordan Belfort, Marshmello and Curtis McDonald have previously purchased CryptoPunks and have constantly shown them off on Twitter.
In addition, it was reported that the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs outran CryptoPunks NFTs for the first time this year, which led the lowest price of a Bored Ape to amount to 53.9Ether, roughly estimated at $215,000.
NFTs have been criticized on several grounds, such as their negative impact on the environment and non-accessibility. In addition, Elon Musk and Keanu Reeves, two renowned public figures, have constantly mocked and disapproved of the crypto trend.