Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares says he’s excited about a new endorsement deal with Wealthsimple Crypto.
But do you believe him?
Tavares posted a giveaway on Twitter with Wealthsimple Crypto today, offering entrants a chance to win $2,500 via a contest on their app and website.
Ready to take your shot at $30K in crypto? Retweet and reply with #WealthsimpleCrypto to enter. 12 lucky fans will score $2,500 each. Contest closes April 14.@Wealthsimple giveaway T&C’s here: https://t.co/h3NsaRGvAz #ad pic.twitter.com/Z7uyYrxulg
— John Tavares (@91Tavares) March 30, 2022
“As an NHL captain, I know how important it is to take the lead,” Tavares said. “And when it comes to personal finance, crypto is in a league of its own. That’s why I’m excited to be partnering with Wealthsimple to be giving away $30,000 of crypto split between 12 lucky fans. Retweet and reply with #WealthsimpleCrypto to enter.”
But Leafs fans weren’t exactly buying that the usually straight-faced Tavares was actually excited about the deal. Speaking in his trademark monotone voice, Tavares was roasted for the ad by plenty of his fans.
“That’s why I’m excited” – 😐😐 https://t.co/l0sdBghkbM
— jo ⚡️ (@anthonyspagheti) March 30, 2022
John like this comment if you're being held hostage
— 🇨🇦Zack 🍩 (@LeafsOfMaple) March 30, 2022
— Adam Laskaris (@adam_la2karis) March 30, 2022
— alex ? (@smhsmhhhhh) March 30, 2022
— Nik 🌵 (@NikLaFlame) March 30, 2022
Bro's reading like he has a gun to his head 😭 https://t.co/8EVEBCbm8W
— Hunter (@ilyaisgoat2) March 30, 2022
John we hear you brother we’re coming to rescue you just hold on
— Evan (@evanftnb) March 30, 2022
Other fans pointed out their disappointment in Tavares simply partnering with the company at all, stating environmental impacts from high greenhouse gas emissions caused from the electricity required for the cryptocurrency mining process.
The John Tavares Foundation focuses on empowering youths & helping create opportunities for the next generation.
But what future is there when environmentally destructive practices like NFTs contribute to literally destroying Earth?
Just surprised this didn't happen earlier. https://t.co/5lJrXXjmSb
— Keito | 敬人 | Arch (@archaicbro) March 30, 2022
It’s not the first time Tavares has been caught up in an endorsement deal he looked out of place in.
Earlier this season, Tavares modelled for Lululemon’s Olympic collection, which lead to his own teammates poking fun at his expense.
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