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Final insult’, ‘sour taste’ how Twitter reacted to Gatlin beating Bolt

Justin Gatlin bow to Usain Bolt after the race.

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Justin Gatlin shrugged off the boos to stun Usain Bolt in the 100m final at the world championships on Saturday.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:


Mail on Sunday tweet their sports front page, condemning Gatlin who has served two doping bans.

“Leaves a sour taste in the mouth but #Bolt won’t be remembered for tonight. Total game changer. #legend.”

Former England football star Michael Owen @themichaelowen

“No one saw that happening no one wanted that to happen #Gatlin.”

British athlete Kelly Sotherton @KellySotherton

“Imagine becoming world champion only to have the fans boo you and chant the name of the guy in 3rd place. London fans are savage.”

Ex-400m runner Dai Greene @DaiGreene

“The cheat!!!! Nooooooooo…..”

Former Ireland rugby skipper Brian O’Driscoll @BrianODriscoll

“I was so excited for this race and as a sports fan I feel robbed. Couldnt have been a worse result. Can deal with Bolt losing but not to a cheat #thedarksideofsport.”

Retired British swimmer Karen Pickering, now a TV commentator @Karen_Pickering

“Didn’t agree with booing of @justingatlin at #IAAFWorlds but no denying this result is disaster for sport.”

Veteran athletics correspondent Duncan Mackay @Duncan_ITG

“Over an hour after the 100m, Usain Bolt is still responding to fans and their chants of “Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt” before doing more media.”

Athletics Weekly @AthleticsWeekly

“What a moment to be there live for @usainbolt’s last 100m race. A great man on and off the track, who has inspired many. What a legend!”

British heavyweight boxer David Haye @mrdavidhaye

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