Michael Phelps picture deemed as angry stare towards Rio 2016 competition

Posted at 7:03 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 16:50:21-04

Michael Phelps, like most Olympians, surely has a ritual for getting ready before every race, but this year, his routine is being scrutinized.

A picture of Phelps seemingly glaring at South Africa's Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos who was shadowboxing at the time, is starting to go viral, as per NBC New York. 

Many memes and funny posts were shared at Phelps’ expense, depicting his gaze as villainous.

NBC New York reports that after the game, Phelps was asked about his glare but he just assured those at home that his glare was merely his way of getting into the game and focusing.

So, what do you think?