Michael Phelps, like most Olympians, surely has a ritual for getting ready before every race, but this year, his routine is being scrutinized.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 9, 2016
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.
When someone tells you their favorite Matrix movie is Reloaded: pic.twitter.com/N3LWAVTgEf
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) August 9, 2016
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) August 9, 2016
Michael Phelps is not going to let the sirens lure him out of his ship pic.twitter.com/qR5BXZmUVB
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) August 9, 2016
— Will DuPree (@willrdupree) August 9, 2016
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?