BBC makes Ryan Lochte gaffe, internet punishment is swift

Twitter reacts to Ryan Lochte's 10 month ban from 'swimming'

Ryan Lochte has been banned from competitive swimming for 10 months

Thursday, September 8, 2016

If you're in charge of the BBC's Twitter account, look away now. 

The Beeb published a tweet about Ryan Lochte earlier, suggesting he'd been banned from swimming over the Olympics petrol station farrago. Which isn't strictly true; he was banned from competitive swimming. You can't actually be banned from swimming. 

Naturally, Twitter's troupe of trolls sprang into action and punished the BBC mercilessly for its rather obtuse message.