USA swimming team's face masks for Tokyo 2020 compared to Bane and Hannibal Lecter by fans on social media

TEAM USA's swimmers have been compared to Bane and Hannibal Lecter at Tokyo 2020.

Not for being evil super-villains, but rather for their heavy duty face masks.

The Americans are responsibly taking strong precautions at the Covid-hit Olympics.

Their thick looking white masks have kept them safe from potentially catching the coronavirus.

And they have also got fans talking online.

One wrote: "Team USA masks for the podium look like the medalists are about to close off Gotham’s bridges and become allies with darkness."

A second commented: "Really enjoying the Swimming events at #Tokyo2020 #Olympics so far however I must say, #TeamUSA face masks are creeping me out."

And a third asked: "What’s with the Bane/Hannibal Lecter masks Americans are wearing on the medal stands?"

A fourth jibed: "Getting real Hannibal Lecter vibes from the USA olympic masks."

While yet another added: "Why do the American masks look like they could be worn on Hannibal Lecter?"


Women's 1500m freestyle gold medallist Kathleen Ledecky is one of the stars wearing the much talked about mask in Tokyo.

The 24-year-old had previously won silver in the 400m freestyle and came a disappointing fifth in the 200m.

She put that behind her, however, to win a sensational gold this morning – and will have another chance to add to her collection sin the 800m freestyle tomorrow.

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