Twitter Erupts as Lance Armstrong Extends Confession on Day 2 of Oprah Interview

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Twitter Erupts as Lance Armstrong Extends Confession on Day 2 of Oprah Interview

After Lance Armstrong confessed that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career to Oprah Winfrey in Thursday's interview, the world of Twitter was set on fire.

For the most part, Twitter did not take kindly to Armstrong's confession, with many believing he wasn't very remorseful or detailed about prior allegations.

Betsy Andreu, the wife of Armstrong's former teammate, Frankie Andreu, actually went on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 to voice her frustrations. Andreu said during testimony that she heard Armstrong admit to using PEDs in the hospital while undergoing cancer treatment, but Armstrong wouldn't address the claim in Thursday's interview.

Considering the backlash after Day 1 of the interview , it was only natural for the Twitter conversation to pick up right where it left off on Day 2.

Here's a look at Twitter's reaction following Part 2 of Armstrong's interview with Oprah.

 

Twitter Reaction

Before the second part of the interview, Bruce Arthur of the National Post deadpanned:

 

Armstrong referenced all the sponsors that dropped him after the allegations, as T.J. Quinn of ESPN noted:

 

Sports reporter Jackie Pepper wasn't amused when Armstrong struggled while talking about losing sponsorships:

 

Armstrong also talked about stepping down as head of the Livestrong Foundation amid the allegations, per the New York Daily News sports investigation team:

 

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The historic cyclist talked about how painful it was for him to step down from Livestrong, via Cindy Boren of The Washington Post:

Armstrong's most humbling moment? Being asked to step down from Livestrong, which is "like my sixth child."

— Cindy Boren (@CindyBoren) January 19, 2013

 

Orla Chennaoui of Sky Sports tried to get inside the mind of Armstrong:

 

The New York Daily News sports investigation team brought up a valid point:

 

Bleacher Report national lead writer Dan Levy was blunt about Armstrong's confession:

 

Oprah then asked Armstrong about David Walsh, the journalist who first raised questions about the cyclist in 1999. 

T.J. Quinn of ESPN tweeted:

 

Armstrong also explained why he repeatedly denied the allegations, per Josh Levs of CNN:

Lance Armstrong tells @oprah he was a guy who "thought he was invincible." And "that guy's still there" but needs to be "exiting."

— Josh Levs (@joshlevscnn) January 19, 2013
  

Of course, given Armstrong is attempting to win back people he lied to, it was only fitting that he would turn to Oprah herself during the interview.

Kelly O'Donnell of NBC News tweeted:

 

Scott Johnston of TheFootyBlog.net reflected on how out of touch the historic cyclist really was:

 

Armstrong did say he felt sorry for what he did, per T.J. Quinn of ESPN:

 

Ben Greenman, editor of The New Yorker, was one of many who couldn't believe what he was watching:

 

Cindy Boren of The Washington Post added:

 

Don Van Natta Jr. of ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com wasn't buying Armstrong's excuses:

 

After the 41-year-old talked about his son denying the allegations, Bleacher Report Front Page Editor Joseph Merkel tweeted:

 

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell was one of few people in the Twitterverse that focused on the positives of Armstrong's life:

 

He added:

 

While Oprah cross-examined Armstrong on Thursday, Don Van Natta Jr. wasn't impressed with the second part of the interview on Friday:

 

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