But when Usain Bolt announced on Monday that there will be an announcement, there deserves to be none of that.The Jamaican is famous around the world now for his athletics career in which he broke a number of records and won fistfuls of medals while simultaneously building up a lovable lothario persona - think Russell Brand in yellow spandex - and picking up some valuable commercial deals.
What fills the gap is excited chatter and for those involved in political journalism - the men and women who stalk the hallways of Parliament - a cascade of phonecalls and text messages trying to get the bottom of what is about to happen before anyone else can.I think that also got me in trouble when I was young, because people don’t like when people are good at stuff. In the deposition, I could see why people would say you were being a brat. I’ve made myself so unrelatable the past year with all the stuff that I was doing. I could say it over and over again, I’m changing and doing this with my life, but unless they start seeing something tangible like, “Oh he’s helping this person; he would’ve never said something like this a year ago; he would’ve never taken responsibility for something like that a year ago, but now he’s actually being a man about it and understanding commitment, understanding the value of time, understanding the value of people....” When you get famous, you get people that will encourage whatever you do. Does your renewed faith make you feel invincible as well? They just hate on it, and that has a lot to do with my hate in general. But there are a lot of people who thought it was funny. Not even bad stuff sometimes, just outrageous stuff. You’ll do something and they’ll be like, “That was dope, Justin! Obviously the next wave of significant sports retirements will change that but Bolt was a leading light for athletics who realised his value greater than anyone else in his generation or field.
Within athletics there were meetings that would pay him six-figure deals (verging on seven-figure deals) just to get him to come and compete.
Like David Ginola's run at the Fifa presidency or Rio Ferdinand's attempt at boxing - both heavily backed by bookmakers as sponsors - there is little genuine intrigue, just another chance for a photo shoot and a quick buck before we all move on with our day.