Usain Bolt shoots down ‘fake’ Facebook post asking for donation money

Jul 22, 2016; London, United Kingdom; Usain Bolt (JAM) poses after winning the 200m in 19.89 in the London Anniversary Games during an IAAF Diamond League meet at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, a Facebook post by “Bolt Usain (Lighting Bolt)” went viral. It was a request for people to donate money to help a mother treat her sick son.

The real Usain Bolt quickly shot it down, however, as “fake,” and the post was quickly pulled down by Facebook.

While it wouldn’t be surprising if Bolt really had attempted to help someone in need, this post was clearly not a viable effort by the Olympic gold-medal winner.

It just goes to show, you can’t always believe what you see on the Internet.