Usain Bolt says he’s being used a scapegoat amid police investigation into his birthday party where he might’ve contracted COVID-19.
Since the firestorm around his surprise birthday party weeks ago, Usain Bolt has been laying low and resting up after contracting the coronavirus. But the life of the most prolific athlete alive doesn’t slow down for long, and the ‘greatest of all time’ was spotted jet-setting just this afternoon.
Captioning his black and white upload “SCAPE- “GOAT,” Bolt turned all the attention to the cryptic comment, taking a jab at public speculation and ongoing investigations into his birthday soirée. The eight time Olympic gold medalist feels he’s been unfairly labeled as irresponsible while other COVID contributing activities are outright sanctioned or simply left unchecked.
Social media erupted after clips of the birthday bash surfaced, as many of the big name guests in attendance were not adhering to protocol stipulations. Bolt was actually the only patron who contracted the infectious illness, and his celebrity friends have since confirmed they’re COVID negative amid the public’s condemnation. As the outrage lingered, Jamaica’s COVID cases have been on the uptick, likely owing to the island’s recently concluded elections and several other factors. On Sunday, September 13, The Gleaner published an update on the police investigation into Bolt’s party, stating that within another two weeks, the case would be presented to the DPP.