Olympic Legend Usain Bolt Hilariously Trolls Instagram and Facebook Outage

Published 10/05/2021, 11:41 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 14: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men’s 100 meter semifinal on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


On 4th October, the world witnessed a complete shutdown of social media apps, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook for more than 5 hours. However, when the apps retrieved full functioning, they were on the receiving end of backlash and trolls for the massive outage. Among the many to take a dig was Usain Bolt, who was quick to share a meme on Twitter, trolling these apps for their unprecedented crashing.

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The legendary sprinter is known for being very active on social media and always interacting with his fans. An 8-time Olympic medalist, Bolt is quite the fun athlete. Unlike his serious persona on the track, he remains his cheeky self when not racing, notably, always being the life of the party wherever he goes.

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Usain Bolt trolls social media giants after a massive outage

After Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram crashed on Monday, Twitter was the last man standing. Naturally, netizens went berserk, taking to Twitter, trolling the apps for their incompetence. Notably, among those sharing memes on the global outage, one of them was the world’s favorite Olympian, Usain Bolt.

Bolt took to Twitter to share a meme of his iconic picture. The meme had Bolt tagged as Twitter, running past his competition, Facebook, and Instagram, all with a smile on his face.

The tweet read, “Who did this?”

It left fans in splits as thousands retweeted the same. Fans were also quick to respond with other similar memes; some of which were quite hilarious.

The official account of World Athletics shared a video of Usain Bolt racing on the track along with his fellow athletes. They drew comparisons between the athletes running towards the finishing line and netizens running to Twitter when the other apps were down.

Earlier this year, these apps faced a similar outage during March, when the services were down for almost 45 minutes.

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Bolt turns reggae star

Even though he retired in 2017, Usain Bolt still remains the fastest man in the world with a 100m record of 9.58 seconds. However, sprinting is not his only talent.

BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Just last month, Bolt released his reggae album, ‘Country Yutes’ taking the music industry by a storm. Speaking of the same, Bolt detailed how his Jamaican heritage inspired his music.

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“Growing up, families would get together at what we called ‘round robins’ – family gatherings held outdoors and at community centers – “and listen to old-school Jamaican music like Beres Hammond and Bunny Wailer. I’ve grown up on old-school reggae since I was eight or nine,” said Bolt.

Bolt further talked about how Jamaican people really love dancing and reggae music was really their favorite vibe.

“Jamaican people are always dancing, so we make specific music for dance: reggae and dancehall. When it comes on, it’s time to dance,” added Bolt.

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After commendable steps in football, fashion, and music, what’s next for Usain Bolt?

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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