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Ronaldinho Becomes Latest to Promote Solana Meme Token on Instagram

Ronaldinho is the latest soccer star to promote Water Coin on Instagram, a Solana-based meme coin
Earlier this week, soccer legend Lionel Messi promoted Water Coin on his Instagram Stories
The price of Water Coin rose nearly 40% to $0.0012
Water Coin claims it’s focusing on water-related issues and sustainable projects

Soccer legend Ronaldinho Gaúcho has become the latest to promote the Solana-based meme token Water Coin on his Instagram account.

On social media, the Brazilian retired soccer star posted a story to his 76.6 million followers showing a photo of him with the Water Coin’s mascot peering over his shoulder. It also tagged the project’s Instagram account.

Following Ronaldinho’s post, Water Coin’s price rose nearly 40% to $0.0012. The excitement didn’t last long, and at the time of publication, Water Coin’s price had levelled at around $0.00088, CoinMarketCap data shows.

Ronaldinho’s post follows that of another football legend, Lionel Messi.

Earlier this week, the Argentinian player promoted Water Coin on his Instagram Stories. Like Ronaldinho, Messi showed a picture of himself with the meme coin’s mascot peeking over his shoulder, along with tagging the project’s Instagram account.

Notably, one of the exchanges listing the Water token is Bitget, a company Messi has been partnered with since 2022.

Facing Criticism

According to its website, the charity token “aims to have a net-positive impact on [the] real world with the help of charity.” However, it doesn’t state how it will achieve this.

Despite the promotion from several well-known soccer players, some have met their posts with criticism.

Taking to X, analyst @ericonomics wrote of Messi that this was the “third token scam” that he’s promoted, adding “this time it’s Water. They will probably rug soon so make yourself a favour and don’t buy that sh*t.”

“The first one was Leafty, which was a rug (they removed the liquidity like 5 days later lol),” @ericonomics wrote. “The second one was PLANET, a slow rug that is like -90% since that promotion.”

Similarly, this isn’t the first time Ronaldinho has been connected with a controversial crypto project. Last August, he appeared before a Brazilian parliamentary committee inquiry over an alleged $61m crypto pyramid scheme that used his likeness without permission.

The scheme, “18kRonaldinho, used images of the soccer star in its marketing while promising investors a 2% daily return. During the inquiry, Ronaldinho denied any involvement, claiming he never partnered with the company.

The post Ronaldinho Becomes Latest to Promote Solana Meme Token on Instagram appeared first on CoinJournal.

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