Jamaican track star Usain Bolt is in damage control mode this week after a newspaper quoted him as saying the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are “a bit sh-t.”
Bolt is at the Commonwealth Games competing for Jamaica in the 4×100 meter relay. Though he’s living in the athletes’ village, he said he’s spending most of his time in his room to avoid being hounded because of his popularity.
The Sunday Times in London quoted Bolt as saying “the Olympics were better” than the Commonwealth Games, which he described as “a bit sh-t.” He supposedly told The Times’ Katie Gibbons that he was “not really” having fun in Scotland.
After The Times’ article was published, Bolt issued a denial via Twitter:
I'm waking up to this nonsense..journalist please don't create lies to make headlines
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 30, 2014
Bolt’s manager, Ricky Simms, similarly tried to deny the comments, telling BBC Sport the reported remarks were “utter rubbish.”
“The atmosphere in and around the stadiums has been absolutely fantastic and I have absolutely no idea where these quotes have come from,” Simms said.
Sounds like a bunch of attempts to make themselves look better.
You buying the denials from Bolt and his camp? I have my doubts. The Commonwealth Games should just send Bolt 1,000 chicken McNuggets and tell him to keep his mouth shut.