Viewers accuse Mo Farah's competitor of 'disrespectful' gesture ahead of 5000m final
It wasn't quite the fairytale end to Mo Farah's track career that many in the London Stadium had hoped for.
A week on from winning World Championship gold in the 10,000m, the 34-year-old was beaten into second place by Ethiopia's Muktar Edris in the final of the 5,000m.
The bronze medal went to Paul Chelimo of the USA, a man that had angered some watching on television with what they perceived as being a 'disrespectful' gesture before the race had started.
— Rob Paton (@Rbpa10) August 12, 2017
— Stacey Rule (@StaceyRule) August 12, 2017
Gutted Mo didn't win but at least he beat that arrogant American prick #mofarah
— GPM (@Geoff_NUFC) August 12, 2017
At least he beat that American bellend!!!#mofarah
— Stephen Matthias (@StattoWrexham) August 12, 2017
— Warren Barrow (@wabarrow76) August 12, 2017
The fury that came out of my mum and I at the American athlete being rude about Mo Farah was astounding
— Lauren (@MoutheySouthey) August 12, 2017
Farah finished in a time of 13:33.22, with Edris's time clocked at 13:32.79. Chelimo took bronze with a time of 13:33.30.
The other Briton in the race, Andrew Butchart, crossed the line in eighth with a time of 13:38.73.