Jamaica’s athletic legend Usain Bolt has invoked criticisms from pundits and fans alike in his quest to try his feet at football.
The 32-year-old sprint double world record holder recently moved to A-League football club Central Coast Mariners for an indefinite trial period.
The criticisms, however, has received pushback from several quarters and at different levels.
For example, legendary Australian footballer Tim Cahill has thrown down the gauntlet by voicing his support for Bolt.
He encouraged the league to embrace the move made by Usain Bolt to play football as he could prove to be a tremendous asset to the game.
“Usain Bolt is a special case – you have a world commercial class athlete that is probably the biggest faces on planet earth trying to play football – let’s embrace that,” Cahill said.
“Let’s not put too much negativity on the A-League for giving someone a chance,” he added.
“If Usain Bolt admits he is going to be ready in four months, at least he is being honest,” he said.
Edited by J. C. Finch
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