Michael Phelps has had enough of talking to the media! Upon arriving home from Rio, Michael was bombarded by reporters — and was quick to totally shut them down. Watch the tense video right here!
After telling the reporter “It feels good to be home,” Michael was apparently over the idea of answering any more questions while guiding his family through the Arizona airport. But the reporter didn’t catch onto that and continued questioning the 31-year-old swimmer, which didn’t exactly result in the most delightful conversation!
“I’m not answering any questions guys,” Michael snapped. “If you could give me that space while I’m trying to get my family home and safe I would appreciate that. If you guys want to do an interview you can contact my agency. I appreciate you guys coming, but I’m trying to get my family home safe and that’s what matters the most.”
Judging by the way Michael angrily slams the reporters upon being back on U.S. soil, one would think that the Rio Olympics went poorly for him. But that certainly wasn’t the case! In fact, Michael medaled in every event he competed in Rio, officially becoming the best Olympian of all time after earning his 23rd gold medal. Yeah…his Olympic performance definitely wasn’t what made him snap!
Perhaps Michael was frustrated because he is technically now retired and just wants to spend time with his family, fiancee Nicole Johnson and their son Boomer. They were with him in Rio, but now that he’s no longer competing he probably just wants to live his life as a future hubby and a dad! (He’s already made it known on social media too!)
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Considering Michael contributed to Team USA’s 121 medals in Rio, we really can’t blame him for wanting his privacy now. Hopefully reporters will take the hint!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Michael shutting down the reporters? Should they have left him alone upon his return from Rio? Tell us below!