Over the past week I’ve spiralled downwards into a full blown Olympic addiction. It fuels my nights and gives me something to look forward to. But this. This is just disgusting…
Turns out there’s one rule for Olympic swimmer and one rule for the rest of us non-Olympic swimmers, and quite frankly I’m not happy about it.
I joke, I couldn’t give a fuck but some people are genuinely pretty pissed off, reports indy100.
And what is this rule that Olympians keep ignoring? They keep sitting on the lines. Dun dun dunnnnnn.
Now come on guys, I know you’ve just smashed world records and bagged gold but do you really have to sit on the line?
The answer, according to raging Twitter users across the globe, is no:
Michael Phelps sitting and hanging on the pool lanes is every kid's dream and every lifeguard's nightmare.
— megan jones (@megtopper10) August 10, 2016
WHY DO ALL THE SWIMMERS KEEP SITTING ON THE LANE LINES!? STOP! Clearly they've never had to restring a lane line before
— Dayna Nicole (@nailzzz_08) August 10, 2016
look at that little british boy sitting on the lane line like he hasn't been told not to nine times a day for all his whole life
— kylie (@kyriesunshinee) August 8, 2016
— Kellie Koch (@whitesandlover) August 10, 2016
Thank fuck no pools have turned green yet. Oh wait.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.