Usain Bolt recently revealed he’s stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract.
This comes as the sprint legend bids to launch a football career in Australia.
The 100m world record-holder retired from athletics last year and is yet to be offered a deal by Australia’s Central Coast Mariners, where he is currently on trial.
“So guys I’ve retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this,” Bolt said via an Instagram video as he zoomed in on the notice.
The demand for the out of competition test, to collect urine and blood, appears to have been issued by Football Federation Australia.
“How am I going to get a drug test today? I’m not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously,” said asserted.
“So I asked the lady, ‘Why am I getting drug tested when I haven’t signed for a club yet?’ and she said they told her I’m an elite athlete so I have to get tested. Okay then,” he said.
Despite Bolt’s vexation, it appears the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority guidelines mean he is eligible to be tested.
Their legislation defines an athlete as a “person who competes in sport” if “the sport has an anti-doping policy”.
The request comes just a week after the larger than life athlete scored his first two goals for the club for the Mariners during a pre-season friendly against Macarthur South West.
The eight-time Olympic champion, who dominated sprinting after taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, is now bidding to become a professional footballer.
The superstar, a massive Manchester United fan, has been handed a chance to train with the A-League side for an indefinite period in order to pursue his dream.