Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce Responds to Fan Pleading Her to Buy Arsenal FC

Published 08/28/2021, 10:25 AM EDT


Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce recently became the third-fastest female in the world. She also clinched the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Interestingly, the competition in track and field has been fierce and Shelly-Ann is one of the stars.

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It is common for athletes to support and follow different sports. Athletics legend Shelly-Ann is also a football follower. In 2015, she even visited the English Premier League club Arenal’s Emirates Stadium.

With the new football season having started, Arsenal’s woes from last season continue. The London-based club was thrashed 5-0 today by reigning champions, Manchester City.

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Fans want Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce to buy Arsenal FC

Olympic legend Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce has been showcasing astonishing performances over the years. The 34-year-old is unstoppable as she clocked her fastest and world’s third-fastest time at the Diamonds League meet.

Shelly defeated the Olympic record holder Elaine Thompson with a 10.60 second time. While Elaine finished at the second position with a time of 10.64 seconds.

Shelly-Ann fans are aware of her love for Arsenal FC. Sadly, Arsenal’s situation is not as great as it used to be. The club is in real danger, as the results are faltering, and the performances are insipid.

For the past few years, Arsenal has failed to deliver brilliant action on the field. The fans are not happy with the current owner Stan Kroenke and the management system.

Hence, one fan asked Shelly-Ann to buy the Arsenal team, considering her love for the team. A fan tweeted saying, “Please buy Arsenal.” The fan tweeted along with a picture of Shelly-Ann holding the Arsenal jersey. The Olympic legend replied to the fan’s unusual request saying, “Right desso!!” 

Shelly-Ann is a Thierry Henry fan!

Olympic sprinting star has been an Arsenal fan since her high school time. She has been following the team and especially her favorite player, Thierry Henry, since a young age.

Shelly-Ann got her first personalized Arsenal jersey in 2008. While Shelly faces intense competition on the field, she also has an in-home rivalry with her husband as a football fan. Interestingly, her husband supports Manchester United, whereas she is a huge Arsenal fan.

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Athletics – Diamond League – Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland – August 26, 2021 Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the women’s 100m final REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Being a loyal fan and a lover of the sport, Shelly even runs her own football tournament back at home. The Pocket Rocket Foundation, run by the Jamaican athlete, is an initiative to bring the community together through sports.

The 34-year-old is unstoppable and is aiming to better her performance with every run. Shelly has even talked about joining the Arsenal Ladies team when she retires from sprinting.

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An Olympic legend joining a football team would be an advantage for any team. However, that seems a bit far as Shelly is at the peak of her performance in her sprinting career.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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