After drugs cheat Justin Gatlin’s decision to boycott British media because he keeps being labelled a drugs cheat, the BBC have explained to him that he wouldn’t be referred to as a drugs cheat if he wasn’t a drugs cheat.
The drugs cheat sprinter, who has twice been banned for failing drugs tests, is unhappy that British media are focussing on his history of failing drugs tests (twice) rather than his career best 100m times, which are being achieved with the long-term benefits still in his system of the drugs that he has been banned for taking. Twice.
“Apparently the drugs cheat Justin Gatlin is refusing to speak to us because we keep calling him a drugs cheat, just because he’s a drugs cheat.” said a BBC spokesperson, of the multi-time drugs cheat,
“He is particularly upset at being called a two-time drugs cheat, even though he has failed two drugs tests. I think he had his fingers crossed for the first one or something so believes it shouldn’t count.”
As a compromise the BBC have offered to start being more specific about Gatlin’s drugs cheat past, rather than simply calling him a drugs cheat, if he explains how having drugs rubbed into him by a masseur with a grudge was really the best excuse that he could come up with.