In a first for rugby and perhaps professional sport, a bizarre cryptocurrency has managed to get advertising space on the field during the Maori All Blacks versus Manu Samoa test match.

The Cryptocurrency ‘Safemoon’, a token that has received attention from US personalities Jake Paul and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, was seen emblazoned on the field inside the Maori All Blacks’ 22 during the broadcast.

Portnoy himself said the coin ‘could be a Ponzi’ after claiming he wanted to become the coin’s leader.

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“It could be a Ponzi scheme,” he said. “Everyone’s Ponzi, Ponzi, Ponzi—it’s early, if it is a Ponzi, get in on the ground floor. I like the word ‘moon’ because that’s where I want to go.”

It is unclear just how the controversial coin got the green light to advertise during the match, or why they chose to use rugby as the sport to promote, but…

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