NFL player and starting left tackle for the San Diego Chargers, Russel Okung, tweeted, “Pay me in Bitcoin.” That caused a frenzy among many influencers and companies within the crypto community, including Lolli and Trezor which offered their services to him. Okung followed that tweet up with a tweetstorm that continued to display his fondness of the cryptocurrency.
- “How dope would it be to see a ESPN headline with an athlete being paid in $BTC?”
- When asked how his teammates felt about BTC he responded, “I’m talking to them about it right now”.
He then took a line made popular by cryptocurrency investor, Anthony Pompliano, and tweeted it to his 152k followers.
- “I’m part of the revolution. Long $BTC, short the bankers.”