Sha’Carri Richardson was nearly canceled this week when she chose violence in her ongoing beef with Jamaican Olympic sprinters.
It all started when the 21-year-old sprinter “liked” a tweet dissing Jamaican silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce who came in second at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon in August.
When asked if she saw Richardson during the race, Fraser Pryce said, “I wasn’t watching Sha’Carri, to be honest.”
As a reminder, Richardson finished dead last in that race.
After the race, Fraser Pryce tweeted: “Shorty in the back look Lil Wayne,” referring to Richardson.
Then, Richardson “liked” a post that was disrespectful to Jamaicans. The post read:
“Not y’all Jamaicans still talking shit when y’all gotta walk barefoot to your coconut stand everyday for a living.”
Richardson and the Jamaican athletes shared more insults on Twitter.com.
Then the American sprinter who was banned from Olympic competition for smoking weed shared a post with the word “Violence” with the toggle on.
“Oh you’re choosing violence now?” wrote one Twitter follower. Others let Richardson know that her attitude was unbecoming of an American athlete.
Another Twitter user wrote:
“Should’ve chosen violence on that track sis! It’s too late neowwww.”
A third Twitter follower said the Jamaican ladies were eating jerk chicken and dancing by the time Richardson reached the finish line.
“They had time to make jerk chicken & start dutty wining to a dancehall track by the time you got to the finish line. The only violence is how you lost. You gotta stop. ‘This is very em-bear-rah-zing! Are you not em-bear-rahz-ed?'”
I see it’s all black people downing you again. They knew what you meant. Look how they jump on you.
— Bushido Brown (@BushidoBrown18) September 2, 2021
Why come she talk like dat? Ders no ways da teacher teached her to spoke dat way in skool. But she speaked dat way fer reals
— Ron (@DustedRon) September 2, 2021
No one said nothing when Tyson Gay beat Bolt. Bolt barrier him self in training, came back a set a new world record! Sha Carri deserve the same respect!
— Writeze (@Writeze) September 2, 2021
if you manage to win a race I'll send you a pound of good canadian weed….you ain't ready for they yard kush yet. a bet you can't win
— IMTHATGUY (@IMTHATG33331528) September 2, 2021
Y’all bitter ppl have a right to feel, and express and apologize if need be, y’all act like ppl don’t make mistake out of anger the girl momma just die weeks before, y’all don’t have no fucking morals… sad I blame ya parent dem
— @iamred_tingz (@Cause_Gigi_Says) September 2, 2021
@itskerrii you’re trash for this. People make a living any way they can. #LastAndFurious https://t.co/cu17Wg4kXB
— Diego Roque (@Dsportsguy) September 2, 2021