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.