Bolt’s Quest For Pro Status: A Stunt?

March 20, 2018

The 31-year-old is looking to forge a new sporting legacy for himself after hanging up his running spikes last summer.

Bolt won an incredible eight Olympic gold medals and holds world records in both the 100m and 200m.

He revealed his desire to become a footballer way back in 2016 and said his dream was to play for Manchester United – the club he supports.

Although he has not yet managed to secure a contract with the Red Devils, he will captain a world XI to take on pop star Robbie Williams’ side at Old Trafford for Soccer Aid.

Bolt’s sponsor Gatorade have been following him as he prepares to step onto the turf at the Theatre of Arms, and they’ve had the cameras rolling every kick of the way.

And the Jamaican, who wore the colours of German giants Borussia Dortmund throughout, seems in a defiant mood to make an impression on the pitch as the clip was accompanied with a caption saying: “From day one they have always been telling me I can’t.”

The SoccerAid showdown is set for June 10 and Bolt is struggling to contain his excitement ahead of the event.

Bolt said: “It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June.

“And play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable.

“I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them!

“I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score, by the way.

“My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of children around the world. Come and join in the fun!”


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