Reggae Boy Bolt?
Reggae Boy Bolt?
Usain Bolt has refused to rule out a sensational call up to Jamaica's national football team after posting an image of a newspaper story on Instagram.
Reacting to a story in The Jamaica Star, which claims he is ready to accept manager Winfried Schafer's offer of a place in his World Cup 2018 qualifying squad, Bolt took a picture of the page and uploaded it with the message: 'Jamaica how we look? Hmmm..A we say to the world and anything possible.. #SeriousFace #ReggaeBoyz #ForeverFaster #FutureOption #MadTalent #AnythingPossible'
The 27-year-old, who is a big fan of Manchester United, has previously spoken of his desire to play for the Red Devils.
According to Jamaican publication The Sunday Gleaner, Schafer recently said: 'In the German newspapers I read about Usain Bolt saying he wants to play football and he wants to play in Manchester (United in England).
'He's a Jamaican and I want him to be on the national team.
'This is our goal. Maybe after the Olympics in Brazil (2016), I want to see him in our team. That is what I want to tell him. I hope he wants to play for his country.'
Bolt's latest social media post indicates that he's still keen on swapping his running spikes for football boots, although his last attempt to forge a new career fell of deaf ears.
The sprinter previously begged Sir Alex Ferguson for a trial with Premier League champions United. He said: ‘I know I could make a difference. I’d be the fastest in the team - but I can play as well.
'If Ferguson called me up and said, "OK let’s do this, come and have a trial", it would be impossible for me to say no.'
While a call up from Ferguson is now entirely out of the question, it appears Bolt's hopes of a career in football aren't over yet.