Champion sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has found a lot of people making fun of her for finishing ninth in her most recent race. After telling them off to the media following the race, she had a new message this afternoon.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Richardson clapped back at her detractors without any words. She posted a gif from the movie Hancock where the title character listens to dozens of angry citizens complaining at him, dismissing them at the same time.
The message is pretty clear. Sha’Carri Richardson hears what everyone is saying about her – and she doesn’t care at all.
Naturally, there are plenty of critics and trolls in the comments section – hundreds of them. But there are also over 12,000 likes and 4,000 retweets of people supporting her clapping back at her detractors.
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) August 22, 2021
Sha’Carri Richardson was suspended from track & field and barred from joining Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo after testing positive for cannabis. There was significant debate and backlash over the decision, but Richardson was ultimately unable to race until yesterday.
Unfortunately, her first race back didn’t go the way she planned.
Richardson isn’t backing down from being outspoken and confident though. And no one should reasonably expect her to. There are only a handful of people on earth who have accomplished what Richardson has on a track.
We haven’t heard the last of Sha’Carri Richardson. Not by a long shot.