Jamie Carragher knocks out Usain Bolt after world’s fastest man flays him with speed
Usain Bolt wreaked havoc on Soccer Aid with Jamie Carragher unable to keep the Jamaican under control before finally resorting to mowing down the former athlete
Jamie Carragher has finally decided that extreme times call for extreme measures after wiping out Usain Bolt.
The 100m world record holder has long spoken of his desire to play football at a competitive level, previously spending a spell with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners. He leads the line for the World XI during the latest edition of Soccer Aid at the London Stadium.
Carragher is the man tasked with stopping the Jamaican legend and struggled early on to keep up with his pace, constantly made by the sprinter. This led to the former Liverpool man, who retired several years ago, mowing down Bolt to contain him.
Bolt has previously claimed he was not given a fair chance during his spell training in Australia which all but ended his hopes of succeeding as a footballer. He told Wide World of Sports: “I think I didn’t have a fair chance. I didn’t do it the way I wanted to, but it’s something I think I would have been Well.
“But it’s just one of those things that you miss out on and you just have to move on. I sometimes think about it that it didn’t work out the way I wanted it to because football is something I love. The fact that it didn’t work, I think about it, but like I said, it’s one of those things that you have to get past.
Bolt plays in the stadium where he said goodbye to athletics. The Jamaican last raced at the 2017 World Championships, looking to retain his crown. However, he was beaten by American Justin Gatlin, eventually finishing third.
In 2015, Bolt claimed he should be tried at Manchester United, the team he supports, to see if he could step in. He said: “In my mind, I think I should sue and see if they would say, ‘Okay, come in.’ or if they would say, ‘No, you’re no good.’ I think I would be good enough because I’m fit, I’m quick, I can control the ball and I understand all the plays.
So I think if I gave it a try, they’d be like, “You know what, here’s a five-year contract!” You’re 30, here’s a five-year contract. Let’s do it! »