Dancing is NOT a contact sport.
Ryan Lochte is far from being the most loved athlete in America right now… but we may have been underestimating just how hated he really is.
As you've probably heard, the Olympic swimmer did his best to impress during Monday night's premiere of Dancing with the Stars — but his hard work was completely overshadowed by two protesters who rushed the stage!
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While Carrie Ann Inaba was attempting to give her judge's critique to Ryan and pro partner Cheryl Burke during the 2-hour episode, two men wearing anti-Lochte t-shirts were apprehended off-camera.
However, hours later on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Tom Bergeron actually shared found footage of the take down — and those men were straight-up TACKLED by security guards!
Rightfully so, of course… but this video is much more violent than we ever expect to see from ABC!!
Ch-ch-check out GMA's behind-the-scenes look at the shocking DWTS moment (below)!!!
Stay safe out there, dancers!
[Image via ABC.]
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