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Angry Chinese Swimming Fans Are Trolling This Olympian's Social Media

2. However, the 20-year-old swimmer’s win came after some juicy DRAMA in the pool.

However, the 20-year-old swimmer's win came after some juicy DRAMA in the pool.

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3. There has been some serious bad blood between him and Sun Yang, the Chinese swimmer who won silver in the final.

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4. At a training session earlier in the week, Horton accused Sun of splashing water in his face on purpose. “I didn’t respond because I don’t have time for drug cheats,” the Aussie told media.

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5. In 2014, Sun was handed a three-month suspension from swimming after testing positive to a banned substance.

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Sun told Chinese anti-doping authorities he had taken a drug for medical reasons, not knowing it was banned, according to Swimming World magazine.

“I will take it as a lesson and be more careful in the future,” he said at the time.

6. After Saturday’s final, Horton told reporters his victory
was “definitely” a win for “the good guys.”

“I used the words drug cheat because he tested positive … I just have a problem with athletes who have tested positive and are still competing,” he said.

7. Sun also defended himself to media. “I don’t care too much what the Australian athlete says … I’m clean; I’ve done everything it takes to prove I’m clean,” he said.

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8. Soon, though, Sun’s angry fans began inundating Horton’s Instagram account with angry comments calling on him to #ApologizeToSunYang.

9. “YOU ARE A LOSE AND YOU ARE THE SHAME OF AUSTRALIA,” read one comment, while others simply used emojis to call Horton a and a .

10. Within a matter of hours, EVERY SINGLE ONE of Horton’s Instagram pictures had a littany of toxic comments.

11. Even this innocent photo of a car four-wheel driving was not safe from the , , and (randomly) the emojis.

12. Horton wasn’t safe on Twitter or Facebook, either, as #ApologizeToSunYang soon began trending.

@_mackhorton #apologizetosunyang 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍

— Emilie Zhang (@lovingchrislee)

@_mackhorton Ur so disrespectful and RACIST to your competitor! You didn’t even know the truth! Sun has heart issue. #ApologizeToSunYang

— Ted Y. Du (@Teddy_Du)

@_mackhorton @DellyPhotoNinja you won the game but you lose your basic polite we China a big country won blame your suckeyou makes us sick

— Alex 赵 (@Alexthunder1997)

15. Horton hasn’t yet responded on social media to any of his critics.

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