Swimmer Ryan Lochte releases a statement about *that* robbery - but people aren't impressed

American swimmer Ryan Lochte has released a statement on Twitter after his claims of being robbed in Rio were found not to be entirely true - but Twitter users just aren't having any of it.

Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medallist, claimed he and team-mates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen were stopped by armed robbers posing as police in their taxi back to the athletes' village following a party.

However, Rio police spotted inconsistencies in their initial statements and, following an investigation, told a press conference that Lochte had lied to cover up a bizarre episode at a petrol station and the presence of two women the group had met at the party who were in a second taxi.

Some Twitter users took issue with the phrasing of his statement.

It read: "I want to apologise for my behaviour last weekend - for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning".

Others suggested that Lochte had hired a lawyer to write the statement for him.

But amidst all the controversy, one Twitter user asked the question we have all wondered.

United States' Ryan Lochte prepares before a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(Michael Sohn/AP)

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