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Amusan: Micheal Johnson Responds To Racism Allegations

Amusan: Micheal Johnson Responds To Racism Allegations

 Amusan: Micheal Johnson Responds To Racism Allegations

Tobi Amusan: Micheal Johnson Responds To Racism Allegations

After challenging Tobi Amusan’s world record time in the 100m hurdles final at the just finished World Athletics Championships in Oregon, track star Michael Johnson responded violently to the accusations of racism he got on social media.

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Amusan beat Kendra Harrison’s 2016 world record in the 100-meter hurdles event by 0.08 seconds as she stormed to victory in the semi-finals.

Johnson took issue with the times that were recorded in the stadium when 12 of the 24 competitors competing in the semi-finals set records.

 Amusan: Micheal Johnson Responds To Racism Allegations

After challenging Tobi Amusan’s world record time in the 100m hurdles final at the just finished World Athletics Championships in Oregon, track star Michael Johnson responded violently to the accusations of racism he got on social media.

Amusan beat Kendra Harrison’s 2016 world record in the 100-meter hurdles event by 0.08 seconds as she stormed to victory in the semi-finals.

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Johnson took issue with the times that were recorded in the stadium when 12 of the 24 competitors competing in the semi-finals set records.

The 54-year-old, who claimed four Olympic golds and eight World Championship golds in a stellar track career, took to Twitter after seeing how many athletes looked shocked at their own times.

 Amusan: Micheal Johnson Responds To Racism Allegations

“I don’t believe 100h times are correct. World record broken by .08! 12 PBs (personal bests) set. 5 National records set. And Cindy Sember’s quote after her PB/NR (national record) ‘I thought I was running slow!’ All athletes looked shocked [sic],” he wrote.

“Heat 2 we were first shown a winning time of 12.53. A few seconds later it shows 12.43. Rounding down by .01 is normal. .10 is not.”

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But he was immediately hit with a backlash from Nigerians on Twitter.

@aisha_okay wrote, “Let’s all just start reporting his account so maybe he will lose his freedom to post any of this rubbish again.”

Mide Samuel also said he likened Johnson’s comment to that of a comedian. He wrote, “Johnson sounds like a comedian. Can I ask a friend? Congratulations Tobi Amusan. Michael Johnson is a m** man.”

Amusan: Johnson reacts to racism accusations

@AkinwandeSavage also faulted the American legend for being envious of Amusan’s feat. “@MJGold if there is a word called ‘hatist’ that is what you are, you are not happy for her success and I wonder how you became successful. Shame on you, Michael Johnson! Amusan is the best.”

Johnson took to his Twitter page once more to react to the insults and accusations he got. He wrote, “The level of dumbassery coming across my feed right now is truly staggering!

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“As a commentator, my job is to comment. In questioning the times of 28 athletes (not 1 athlete) by wondering if the timing system malfunctioned.

“I was attacked, accused of racism, and of questioning the talent of an athlete I respect and predicted to win. Unacceptable. I move on.”


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