The now famous teen who cracked an egg on the head of an Australian politician certainly has some high profile fans.
Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons paid tribute to the 17-year-old kid known as "egg boy," by writing the teen's name on his yellow shoes before the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.
The team's mental performance coach, Paddy Steinfort, posted the image of Simmons' sneakers in his Instagram story. That's a pretty awesome shout out.
— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) March 19, 2019
Simmons, who was born in Melbourne, also commented on a photo on the Instagram account of "egg boy," calling him an "Australian Legend."
Teammate Jonah Bolden, who is also from Melbourne, got in on the action too, writing "#LEGENDEGGBOY" on his sneakers.
Both Ben Simmons and Jonah Bolden both shouting out Will Connolly, aka Egg Boy, tonight in Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/Lj1ehSjTWy
— Ben Mallis (@BenMallis) March 20, 2019
These tributes come as "egg boy" was interviewed by police and released without charge on Tuesday, as they continue their investigation into the incident.
The lawyer for "egg boy," Peter Gordon, told the media that the money donated to the teen through a crowdfunding page, now totalling more than $70,000, would be sent to victims of the Christchurch attack.