Plushenko said, "I stepped on the Gold medal position because I forgot that I came second. To be fair, I thought that I stepped on to my position."
When asked why he took down his medal shortly after the ceremony, he later said, "You all understand that it is not my position."
His arrogance is just mind-boggling!
For those who don't understand - Men's figure skating is becoming dominated by quad jumps. Plushenko put in a quad-toe/triple-toe in his program, and, it seems, expected that to put him on the Gold position automatically.
BUT one jump does not a program make!
Fortunately, the current system is not that stupid. Some of Lysacek's other elements (spins, step sequences) were of higher difficulty. All the elements get a base score, based on the difficulty. Those that were performed well were rewarded with more points, those that weren't were marked down. Same goes for Plushenko.
Lysacek played smart. Plushenko played arrogance. I am glad smart won.