By NAN Contributor
News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 23, 2016: Usain Bolt fans yesterday decided they would stick by their champ – giving him a birthday pass. Instead they turned their anger largely on the Brazilian woman who audaciously posted an intimate selfie of herself and the Triple Olympic Gold Medalist in the early morning hours of his 30th Birthday.
Dozens took to the Facebook comments section of the Daily Mail to slam Jady Duarte who shared WhatsApp pictures that showed her wearing a white top while embracing a bare-torsoed Bolt and another of her looking into the camera while Bolt seems to be kissing her cheek while lying on her in a bed.
Many claimed Duarte “set up” the world’s fastest man who was in a club in a Rio to celebrate his birthday a day after winning a triple set of gold medals at the Rio Games.
Even though the 20-year-old has claimed she is “dying of shame” from the photos, which have gone around the world, and insisted she did not know who Bolt was, fans are not buying it.
“Sure she is more thrilled than mortified,” Bob wrote.
“She knew exactly what she was doing and got the publicity she so desperately sought,” SG 1961 from NYC wrote.
Summer Knight of Albany added: “I stopped reading when she said ‘But at that moment I didn’t know it was him, because there were many Jamaicans who looked similar.’…… U definitely could spot Bolt from anywhere in the world, he’s usually the life of the party hahahaaa she knew what she was doing….u got ur 15 secs of fame!!!!!!”
Another US reader added that Duarte claiming she did not realize who he was is a “crock.”
“If she didn’t know who he was, why was she taking these photos with him in bed? And considering who he is, she knew these photos would quickly be made public,” he wrote.
“She will take his money faster than he can ever dream of running,” another claimed
While Annabelle Lee of Cleveland summed up the thoughts of many by posting: “I wonder how much she got paid for the photos? I suspect the entire thing was a setup. To bad such a successful athlete let himself be used like that.”
Bolt who is in a long term relationship for his part has ignored the scandalous reports, leaving Rio before the closing ceremony of the 31st Olympiad to fly to London. On Monday afternoon, the Daily Mail published photos of Bolt French kissing another woman in the club while a video also made it to social media showing the nine-time Olympic medalist wining on another.