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Major League Soccer Signed A Bored Ape To A Pro Contract Yesterday

Major League Soccer announced that the league had signed a bored ape to a pro contract yesterday afternoon.


The MLS took to social media Friday and shared a photo of the first ever digital athlete.




“We’re excited to announce that the League has signed Striker, a Bored Ape, to a professional contract, making him the first digital athlete to sign with a professional sports organization,” the MLS posted on Instagram along with a photo of Striker. “Follow @Striker6045 and look out for more during our upcoming MLS All-Star week.”


After the announcement, MLS briefly changed its Twitter profile photo to Striker the bored ape.





“I’m extremely excited to join Major League Soccer, the fastest growing sports league in North America,” Striker said in an MLS press release. “In a League with players from more than 82 countries, it is an honor to be the first digital athlete. I can’t wait to get on the virtual pitch.”


The league’s bored ape is Bored Ape #6045. Bored Ape #6045 is a five-trait golden brown fur primate with a striped shirt and jovial mouth.





Bored Ape #6045 is currently held by wallet get3ngaged who got the golden-brown primate transferred to them five months from Moonpay. Moonpay purchased Bored Ape #6045 on March 13th for 100 Eth or $251,000 USD




The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow the MLS and Striker. Stay tuned for more information!

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