Chelsea, UEFA and the Premier League are not best pleased with John Terry appearing to use their intellectual property in NFTs promoted on social media.
Terry, one of the finest defenders in football history, appears to have only signed up to Twitter in order to promote a collection of monkey NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which are essentially pieces of digital art that sell for thousands online.
While for some it was annoying, but relatively harmless, Terry could now have landed himself in hot water, having had all three of Chelsea, UEFA and the Premier League mobilising their lawyers to investigate whether there has been any wrongdoing.
As is reported by The Athletic, all three are looking into the possibility that the NFTs infringe on their intellectual property, with Chelsea’s badge, as well as the Premier League and Champions League trophies, included in the images.
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) January 20, 2022
Terry is not the only one to have promoted the NFTs, with former teammate Ashley Cole also having done so. Tammy Abraham, who left Chelsea last summer, has also ‘joined the team’, as Terry announced on social media.
At this point, it’s not entirely clear whether there has been any wrongdoing from Terry, Cole or anyone else. That’s for Chelsea, UEFA and the Premier League to determine in due course.