Football Club Liverpool FC Denies Partnership WIth Blockchain Startup Tron

News | April 25, 2019 By:

British professional football club Liverpool FC has denied reports that it has partnered with blockchain startup Tron.

Earlier this week, Tron CEO Justin Sun said in a tweet that the Tron Foundation will partner with Liverpool. The tweet comes with a video that shows an official invitation from Liverpool FC for an official partnership.

“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,” the official invitation reads.

However, according to Decrypt Media, a spokesperson at the football club denied it had a partnership with Tron. The spokesperson said that Sun possibly misunderstood an informal invitation recently sent to many companies, to “better understand” their business.

Jesse Powell, the head of crypto exchange Kraken, said he also received an email touting a similar “partnership” with the club, but dismissed it as spam.

“I think we all got spammed with the same sales pitch. I get 100 of these a day,” Powell said.

The Liverpool spokesman said that the invitation was emailed to many other companies as part of the football club’s continual attempts to stay up to speed on new developments in technology. However, no formal partnership had been broached.

“We do regularly engage with lots of companies to better understand their business and we have extended an invitation to Tron — along with many others,” the spokesman said. “To be clear, no discussions have taken place.”