Usain Bolt cries foul amidst a ridiculous notice for a random drug test.
Usain Bolt is the most tested athlete on the planet even when he is retired from track and field. The Jamaican sprint legend netted two goals in his first ever professional soccer game last week for Australian A-Team Central Coast Mariners. Right after scoring in his debut game for a professional football team, Bolt said he received a notice that he will have to undergo a random drug test.
“So guys I’ve retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this,” Usain Bolt said in a video posted on his Instagram Story earlier this week. “How am I going to get a drug test today? I’m not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously… So I asked the lady, ‘Why am I getting drug tested when I haven’t signed for a club yet?’ and she said they told her I’m an elite athlete so I have to get tested. Okay then.”
It appears Usain Bolt has all right to be angry about the random drug test, but in Australia, there is legislation that defines athletes as anyone who competes in any professional sports making them eligible for a drug test.
Despite Bolt’s not being under a contract, he is currently on trials for the Australian team which means he has to comply with their laws. Nevertheless, Usain Bolt can celebrate his two goals scored last week, because a few clubs in Europe already got their eyes on him and we’re told that a contract is already on the table for him. Sources say he also turned down a contract from a top team in Malta recently, so there is no shortage of request for his services outside of Australia as he prepares to embark on his professional soccer career.