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Hurdler Clement surprised by stir his tweet caused

Updated: July 22, 2012, 2:49 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Tired from a long flight and frustrated over a bus ride taking forever, Kerron Clement let his feelings be known on social media.

Little did the U.S. hurdler realize his simple tweet would create such an international fuss.

"Didn't think it would get mass headlines," Clement said. "It was an innocent tweet."

Not so much to a country gearing up for the start of the Olympics and very sensitive about any sort of criticism.

After a six-hour flight, Clement ...

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