USA swimming masks at Tokyo 2020 are other-worldly!

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Kieran Smith of Team United States poses with the bronze medal for the Men's 400m Freestyle Final on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Kieran Smith of Team United States poses with the bronze medal for the Men's 400m Freestyle Final on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The large, patterned designs have split opinion on Twitter, with some users suggesting that movie villain Bane has joined Team USA! 

Is it Bane? Is it the Transformers? No, it’s USA swimming!

On the first night of swimming finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Twittersphere picked up on an interesting item of podium fashion for Team USA.

The likes of newly-crowned 400m individual medley Olympic champion Chase Kalisz were seen sporting large, white masks with a diamond pattern that some onlookers believe resembles something out of a Hollywood movie.

Some think it’s cool, others think it’s weird, but most importantly they look like they will keep the athletes safe!

Check them out below...