Usain Bolt teased the world about his professional soccer deal, but it was worth it

It turns out, Usain Bolt isn't going to be playing professional soccer at all. Just two days after saying he was signing a professional soccer contract, it turns out he lied, but that's OK.

I'm not condoning lying, but it is for a good cause. Bolt announced on Tuesday that he will be playing in Soccer Aid, a match fundraiser for UNICEF at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on June 10. 

On Monday, signs pointed toward a possible signing with a club in South Africa. But it all turned out to be a publicity stunt for a good cause. 

Why would any of us think he is good enough to play professional soccer anyway? Be it South African or South America, it's likely he had next to no chance of making an impact on the field.

So in the end, it was all a marketing tool and it worked, bringing awareness to UNICEF's battle to help children all over the world - a good reminder to all of us to consider helping those less fortunate. 

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Roger Gonzalez is an award-winning writer based in Virginia that has covered pro soccer from Europe's top clubs to Argentina's first division. Roger started out his pro soccer writing career with Full Bio

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