Three leading Team Scotland athletes today insisted that Usain Bolt's controversial comments will not have a negative effect on lasting perceptions of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Scotland flag-bearer Euan Burton, swimmer Dan Wallace and hammer thrower Mark Dry - all medal-winners - spoke as they greeted fans at the Irn-Bru pop-up shop in Glasgow's Merchant City.
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Judo gold medallist Burton believes Bolt's apparent comments will have little impact on Glasgow and the Games.
"First of all, no one knows whether he's said it or not," he said.
"Secondly if you listen to the crowds out here and you listen to the crowds in the stadiums, everyone is loving the Games being in Glasgow."
He added: "The Glaswegian public and the Glaswegian crowd have taken (the Games) to their hearts, so I don't think it's going to affect anyone."
Burton's view was echoed by fellow Team Scotland athlete Mark Dry. The winner of a bronze medal in the hammer said: "It was only supposed comments and he's been a great ambassador for the sport.
"He's a big name but he's not the only guy in athletics. He has done some incredible stuff, there is no doubt about it, the guy's a hero and the world record holder and one of the biggest names.
"These Games are just a little different, it's not the Usain Bolt show, it's the Glasgow show; it's Glasgow 2014, not Usain Bolt 2014.
"People are always going to look at him and ask him for comments, ask his opinion and rightly so, but I'm more interested in what the people think of the Games, not what he thinks."
Triple Commonwealth swimming medallist Dan Wallace, again wearing a kilt, thought Bolt's apparent comments were irrelevant.
"I think as a home nation we have put on a great show and we've all done well in our sports. He can say what he wants but I've really enjoyed myself."
Dry was also quick to praise the Glasgow Games as a whole: from the crowds and the staff, to the food in the athletes' village.
He also paid tribute to his team-mates and hammer guru Alan Bertram MBE, who coached many of Scotland's hammer throwers but died last year. This was the first time Scotland had three hammer throwers in both the men's and women's competition, and also the final of each.
Meanwhile, three security guards have been removed from duties at the Commonwealth Games after reports that staff took "selfie" photographs with Bolt.
It has been reported that the world's fastest man had been approached as he trained beside Hampden Park earlier this week.
It is understood three contract security staff were removed from their roles at Glasgow 2014's training facilities at Lesser Hampden after breaching conditions of their employment. All three are still employed by the company but are no longer working at the Games.