Allyson Felix is the most decorated Olympic track athlete this great nation has ever known, earning 11 medals through five Olympics dating back to the ’04 Games in Athens.
This week on Jimmy Kimmel, when guest host Steven A. Smith ate up interview time with Felix by asking her about the Sha’Carri Richardson debacle, no one would have faulted her for nodding off in the chair. That’d be like Stephen A. asking LeBron about Mac McClung on primetime television.
Instead, the 35-year-old showered Richardson with pleasantries and well-wishes.
“She’s obviously been through so much, and I hope that she’s supported,” Felix said. “I hope that people rally around her.
“Obviously she has a great personality and she’s brought a lot of attention to the sport. And I think she’ll be in the sport for a very long time. I think just more than anything, for all athletes, there’s so much that goes into it. So just give her the support that she needs.”
Allyson Felix offers Sha’carri Richardson words of encouragement on Jimmy Kimmel and Sha’carri throws shade saying that “it’s not real”.
This is the woman y’all stan on twitter. pic.twitter.com/vpPfjM1aPp
— Delonté (@dilemmv) August 25, 2021
“Encouraging words on tv shows are just as real as well nothing at all”
Pepper in a little Jamaica-shaming while we’re self-immolating.
It’s a sad reality, but sometimes it’s the most disappointing incidents that breed the best reactions.
Welp, my time defending Sha’Carri is over. It’s been fun. Prayers down. pic.twitter.com/3rOibfU6yx
— Kordell is not perfect by far ! (@biigforehead93) August 25, 2021
When you've been defending Sha'Carri Richardson 100mph then she comes for Allyson Felix… pic.twitter.com/deiHxVW6Wv
— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) August 25, 2021
Sha'carri Richardson shading Allyson Felix like Allyson Felix is not one of the reasons why female track is such a big sport , especially for black women…. ? Lmfao bye 😂 pic.twitter.com/dXKaJOrVpT
— ayanna. (@randomstan14) August 25, 2021
How Black Twitter pulling up on Sha'Carri Richardson after she bad mouthed Allyson Felix pic.twitter.com/FmdS1TZeY5
— TokenBK (@TokenBK1) August 25, 2021
Allyson Felix has 11 gold medals and sha’carri Richardson who’s won literally nothing yet is treating her like a jv track coach lmao unbelievable https://t.co/rGAbSsBjej
— jw (@iam_johnw2) August 25, 2021
Regarding Sha'Carri coming for Allyson Felix…. pic.twitter.com/ntCgYcmEcn
— Michelle G. Jackson (@MikkiAngelo8) August 26, 2021
Sha’Carri went from Hero to Villain faster than she finished the 100 metres
— j x s h 🇯🇲 (@_joshmcintyre_) August 25, 2021