Michael Phelps didn't race an actual great white shark and people are mad

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Unfortunately, this is NOT how <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/olympics/rio-2016/a/1160694/" data-ylk="slk:Michael Phelps">Michael Phelps</a>’ race with a shark unfolded.
Unfortunately, this is NOT how Michael Phelps’ race with a shark unfolded.

Forget Mayweather-McGregor, the most-anticipated battle of the summer was set for Sunday night, with Michael Phelps matched up against a great white shark to kick off Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week.”

However, fans who expected a side-by-side battle between two of nature’s most dominant aquatic creatures found themselves disappointed, as Phelps did not race next to an *actual* great white, but rather a CGI simulation.

As is customary, viewers aired their frustrations over Discovery’s bait-and-switch on social media.










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