Phelps Face Is Trending On Twitter: #Phelpsface At Rio Olympics
Cameras caught Michael Phelps scowling as he waited in the "ready room" for the 200m butterfly semifinal. In front of him, South African gold medalist Chad Le Clos was seen doing what can best be described as a shadow boxing-style dance routine.The two rivals seem to have decidedly different pre-race rituals and the Internet needed no help in taking the photo and running with it.
Their rivalry dates back to the London Olympics of 2012 when Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all time, narrowly missed out on gold in the 200m butterfly after a sensational race by Chad le Clos of South Africa.
It's something that clearly still rankles with Phelps causing a storm on Twitter as amused watchers posted tweets and memes under the hashtag Phelps Face (#phelpsface). Scroll down to see some of the best ones.
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) August 9, 2016
It's going to be a good day when the number one item trending on @twitter is #PhelpsFace pic.twitter.com/RW3rl7Q8Zk — Mark Griffin (@mgriffin_kmov) August 9, 2016
— Janie Carothers (@JanieQDR) August 9, 2016
When it's gonna get hot and humid and you're sick of the 90s. #PhelpsFace #Chicago @CBSChicago @LionelMoise pic.twitter.com/uCI7e0eEQR — Megan Glaros (@MeganGlaros) August 9, 2016
— Zach Maier (@zpm) August 9, 2016
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