“He’s not like us”: Argentine soccer team mocks Drake for losing a bitcoin bet

Famed rapper Drake continues to make high-profile, high-value sports bets, and has now completed a hat-trick of recent bets. Bitcoin Losses in sports matches. But this time, the Argentine national football team against which he bet added a serious insult to injury.

Drake wagered $300,000 in bitcoin through cryptocurrency betting platform Stake (for which he is a prominent brand ambassador) that his own Canadian national team would defeat Argentina in Tuesday’s Copa America semi-final. It was a long shot bet against the reigning champions, and Drake would have made a huge profit if Canada had won, with a potential payout of $2.88 million.

However, it didn’t work. Argentina beat the Canadian team 2-0 thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi, catapulting the champions into Sunday’s final and eliminating Drake’s team.

Drake has now lost $300,000 worth of Bitcoin, on top of the combined $1 million worth of Bitcoin he lost between NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Finals in June.

This is all just a drop in the ocean for the immensely successful artist, who is again paid by Stake to promote the platform and share in these bets, but it’s a tough run nonetheless.

Drake had shared the bet via his Instagram story, which Stake then picked up on and amplified further. through his Twitter account Earlier this week, Argentina’s social media team must have seen it, because after the match, the team tweeted a photo with the words “Not like us” added, as well as the accompanying text, “Not like us, not with us.”

“Not Like Us” is a diss track released earlier this summer by Kendrick Lamar as part of a high-profile feud between the rappers, and makes a number of brutal claims against Drake. The number one single was also widely regarded as the winning song in the back-and-forth battle of the diss songs, and has resonated amid growing pockets of anti-Drake sentiment.

Drake has not publicly commented on the apparent criticism of Argentina’s national team.

Edited by Ryan Ozawa.

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