Usain Bolt has shrugged off claims by The Times that he slammed the Commonwealth Games by checking out Jamaica's netball clash with New Zealand today, but once again he failed to keep a low profile despite his very best efforts to stay under the radar.

Bolt's arrival in Glasgow earlier this week caused a storm in itself, with the press conference hijacked by bizarre selfie requests and questions on everything from a dream of playing for Manchester United to the Scottish referendum.

The sprint king has taken it all in his stride and turned out to support his countrywomen this afternoon in their final group clash, with the Reggae Girls defeated but progressing to the semi-finals regardless.

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Bolt in the stands

The 27-year-old appeared at the SECC during the second quarter of Jamaica vs. New Zealand, sitting towards the back of the VIP area but unsurprisingly not able to avoid media attention, but his focus was very much on the fortunes of the Reggae Girls.

He had courtside seats for a thriller too, although the result didn't go Jamaica's way. Bolt's favourites were ahead early in third quarter but were beaten by a spirited New Zealand fightback, with the Silver Fearns eventually running out 55-38 victors.

No truth to "s***" storm

Bolt left the netball hall in good spirits and was robbed by reporters demanding his view on the event following a report in the Times which claimed he described the Commonwealth meet as "a bit shi**" outside the athletes village yesterday.

His reply was a short and swift "awesome" according to the Daily Mail, with the prospect of action in the men's 4x100 relay later this week surely a massive relief to the biggest star at the games by a considerable distance.

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