Lewis unloaded on Twitter.
“The USA team did everything wrong in the men’s relay,” wrote the nine-time Olympic champion, now assistant track coach at the University of Houston.
Lewis, 60, slammed the team’s baton-passing system and said the athletes ran in the wrong order. There was “no leadership,” he lamented.
“It was a total embarrassment, and completely unacceptable for a USA team to look worse than the AAU kids I saw,” Lewis concluded.
Lewis echoed his fierce criticism in an interview with USA Today, calling the performance a “clown show.”
“This was a football coach taking a team to the Super Bowl and losing 99-0 because they were completely ill-prepared,” he told the outlet.