Ryan Lochte Is the Ugly American
John McDermott

Agree that he screwed-up, and lying made it worse — boneheaded move … But don’t think that Brazil was a “wonderful” host either. Challenging a visiting country’s beliefs on aviation history during the opening ceremony, of all places, and chanting “Zeka !” to a visiting soccer player throughout the contests is hardly a cordial hello and appropriate stage for establishing good relations. And they apparently extorted $11k from one of the swimmers in order to retrieve his passport, and then — let’s face it — turned the whole episode into an international political problem … — more boneheaded moves …

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