The three-time Olympian’s official headshot raised several questions when it made its way around the Inter-webs today. Chief amongst them were “Which Wal-Mart was he caught shoplifting at?" and “Isn’t he a few years late for the Stone Temple Pilots concert?”
It’s unclear why nobody involved with the Olympics asked their most prominent competitor if he’d like to take a few seconds to brush his hair or take off the windbreaker, but judging by Phelps’ reaction to the photo he seems rather proud that they didn’t.
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