What a summer it’s been for Sha’Carri Richardson. After all the hype about her being the ‘world’s fastest woman’, she tested positive for marijuana use and was banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics.
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She then returned to the race track the other week and got absolutely annihilated, coming in dead last in ninth place before being trolled by one of her opponents in the background of an interview:
Nah why Shelly Ann walk by like that?
— Future Of The Retro (@TraeK_) August 21, 2021
Sha’Carri had already started making enemies and rubbing people up the wrong way with some cocky Tweets she was putting out…
When she ends up coming in 4th it’s gonna be bad for her 😭 pic.twitter.com/jT3CgB8qUO
— 10.54🏃🏾♀️🏃🏽♂️🇯🇲❤️ (@Nippysangel) August 18, 2021
In the sprint game, at least on Twitter, there’s a big rivalry between the Americans and Jamaicans. So then it was obviously gonna kick off when Sha’Carri liked the following Tweet making fun of Jamaican runners…
— m. (@hatefulgemini) August 25, 2021
As if she couldn’t make things any worse for herself, Sha’Carri then bizarrely “threw shade” on female sprinting legend Alysson Felix, after Felix had just got done praising her on TV! What the hell?
Allyson Felix offers Sha’carri Richardson words of encouragement on Jimmy Kimmel and Sha’carri throws shade saying that “it’s not real”.
This is the woman y’all stan on twitter. pic.twitter.com/vpPfjM1aPp
— Delonté (@dilemmv) August 25, 2021
Which resulted in both Americans and Jamaicans on Twitter turning on her altogether and making memes/trolling her into the night. Whoops…
This bird done smoked weed disqualifying herself from chances to win medals, came in LAST PLACE, talk shit before and after losing and now she’s playing with Allyson Felix? Oh no. When’s the first season of Love and Track starring her? 😂😂😭😭 pic.twitter.com/AMusU644KF
— Young Vet (@goodlovingguy) August 25, 2021
— ™COACH RAS🏃🏾 (@ROOTSBYQUAN) August 25, 2021
When you’ve been defending Sha’Carri Richardson 100mph then she comes for Allyson Felix… pic.twitter.com/deiHxVW6Wv
— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) August 25, 2021
When Bible Twitter comes through with Ah word pic.twitter.com/MeCNMcmLu5
— ✊🏾 Unapologetically BLACK ✊🏾 (@ANT_NYC1) August 23, 2021
So yeah, I’m not sure what Sha’Carri Richardson is thinking here (if she’s thinking at all), because she only seems interested in making enemies and is even shooting down people who are trying to defend her. Is this some kind of WWE-style heel turn or something? Everyone on was on her side following the suspension for smoking weed which made no sense at all, and instead of rolling with that energy and making a big comeback as a fan favourite, she ends up coming in 9th place and seems to be trying to actively turn everyone against her.
Who knew there was so much drama in the world of sprinting eh?
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