Willie Gatlin who is the father of the American Sprinter, Justin Gatlin, has asked the fans to leave his son alone after the 35-year-old was booed inside the London Stadium, while accepting his 100 meters World Championships gold medal.
Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined Usain Bolt’s unbeaten record on Saturday by beating the Jamaican sprinter in his final individual race.
In an interview with the Times, Willie Gatlin said: “He is very strong and can deal with it. Only here. He only gets it here.
“The people booing need to read the reports. He has never committed a crime. They need to go and look at what was said.”
Willie said Justin had been fully rehabilitated in the U.S. and that he could be a role model to children.
“He gets invited into schools all the time and does lots of talks,.”