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Chelsea Legend John Terry Investigated for NFT Tweets

Chelsea Legend John Terry Investigated for NFT Tweets

  • Former Chelsea captain John Terry is being investigated for his promotional tweet about NFTs which contain unauthorized trademarks
  • The 4-time Premier League winner may face legal action from both Chelsea and the league for use of intellectual property without permission
  • Along with Terry, former Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole may also face sanctions for his NFT tweets

John Terry recently took to Twitter to promote an NFT and it has caught the attention of Chelsea, the Premier League, and UEFA.

John Terry

The three organizations are currently taking legal advice over the use of imagery in the former footballer’s tweets.

Terry who currently works with Chelsea’s academy in a consultancy role, has been promoting some tweets using images featuring Premier League, Europa League, and Champions League trophies, and Chelsea’s badge.

The posts came to the attention of UEFA and a statement was released regarding the issue

“UEFA takes the protection of its intellectual property rights seriously and we are investigating this matter further.”

According to the Guardian, the English FA is also investigating posts from the former England CB that showed FA Cup, the Community Shield, and the England kit.

Read also: Neymar Becomes the Latest Star to Invest in Viral NFT

Alongside Terry, his former teammate Ashley Cole is being investigated for similar tweets that he made promoting the Ape Kids Club NFT.

A host of players, Reece James, Marco Verratti, and Tammy Abraham have also tweeted about their involvement in the project but none of them are set to be sanctioned. The former Chelsea captain is also yet to comment on the issue.

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