- A spokesperson for Liverpool FC has denied rumors of a collaboration with TRON
- Justin Sun had previously tweeted about an upcoming partnership with Liverpool FC
- The club had sent out messages to several companies to learn more about their businesses
There have been a number of collaborations between crypto-related firms and the sports world. This includes Litecoin’s partnership with GLORY and also their sponsoring of a UFC game back in 2018. These events are usually indicative of the adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related firm’s future as valid business enterprises. As such, there was a lot of excitement from crypto followers when TRON CEO Justin sun announced on Twitter that he had been invited to enter into a partnership with the Liverpool Football Club, which is one of the most powerful football clubs in the world.
Unfortunately, it seems the information was not fully accurate as a spokesperson for Liverpool confirmed to Decrypt media that the club does not have any partnership with TRON.
Unraveling what happened
As it turns out, Justin had been one of many recipients of an email extending informal invitations to come meet representatives of the club and maybe become sponsors of the club.
Sun has tweeted a video showing a red envelope which reveals a video of the manager for the club Jurgen Klopp saying:
“We are Liverpool. This means more. This means more because you are associating yourself with…a philosophy, a philosophy that says more about you than being part of any other football club in the world.”
Looking at this, it would be easy to assume some official partnership has been reached especially with Justin Sun insisting that the partnership was an official one and that more details would be released. From then on, there was speculation about what exactly the partnership would entail.
Kraken received a similar invitation
Decrypt Media then reached out to Liverpool FC who explained that invitation had been emailed to many companies as part of the club’s way to stay on top about new developments.
This was backed up by the CEO of Kraken Jesse Powell tweeting a screenshot of an email he had been sent from the club which spoke of a similar partnership but it was understood that it was not an official declaration of a partnership.
Justin Sun has since been under some scrutiny for having taken advantage of the situation and spinning it into a marketing ploy. However, a spokesman for TRON has come out to defend him stating that his excitement was sincere and that he would be interested in exploring a partnership with the football club.