The ball with which Tom Brady, the quarterback of the Tampa Bay team, scored his sixth touchdown ended up in the audience, and the fan who caught it received a special thank you package.
One of the big supporters of cryptocurrencies and co-founder of the NFT platform Autograph.io, the playmaker of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team threw on Sunday, October 24th. his jubilee 600th touchdown in his career.
However, in ecstasy, his catcher threw the historic ball into the audience to the fans.
He caught the ball and returned it
The man from the audience, Byron Kennedy, who caught the ball, quickly returned it, after being asked to do so by the Tampa team, but Tom Brady wanted to thank him personally.
He sent him signed jerseys, a helmet, season tickets for the next season, and the end of the current one, as well as one Bitcoin.
While this sounds incredible, Tom Brady is one of the celebrities who has been a supporter of cryptocurrencies and NFTs for some time.
As a guest on Monday’s show, Brady joked that Kennedy made a mistake when he returned the ball and that he inserted one Bitcoin into the package as a gesture of gratitude.
Autograph.io is an NFT platform that Brady launched this summer, which has attracted the attention of celebrities and athletes around the world, so there is a great chance that this ball will also be turned into digital NFT.
What was NFT?
Let us remind you, NFT is an abbreviation of Non-Fungible (irreplaceable) token.
Although after this sentence you are not much closer to the meaning of NFT, we will explain to you.
An irreplaceable token means that it is unique and cannot be replaced by someone else.
Bitcoin, on the other hand, is a replaceable token, because when you exchange one Bitcoin for another you will still have one Bitcoin.
When you replace one NFT with another, you will have a completely different thing. NFT also allows for digital ownership of something, whether it’s a work of art, a ball that Brady made the 600th touchdown in his career, or a Pokemon card.
In a later interview, when Kennedy was asked if he would still return the ball, he said that he would and that he would like to play a game of golf with his favorite quarterback.
We are not sure if this interview was done before or after learning that the package also contains one Bitcoin, but this trip to the game paid off for Kennedy.
On the other hand, an increasing number of athletes and celebrities are involved in various projects with cryptocurrencies, so this move by Brady is very smart because in that way he promoted cryptocurrencies, as well as his platform, which is slowly but surely gaining popularity.
On the other side of the ocean, in August, Leo Messi, as part of a welcome package to his new club, received part of the money in PSG cryptocurrencies, thus promoting the digital cryptocurrency of this French club.