Three fencers on the men's U.S. Olympic team wore pink masks during their match against Japan to protest a teammate accused of sexual assault, The Hill noted.
Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald and Yeisser Ramirez wore their masks to protest the inclusion of their teammate, Alen Hadzic, who is currently being investigated for sexual assault allegations. Hadzic was the only teammate to wear a black mask.
Hadzic told USA Today he confronted two of his teammates. "They never asked me for my side of the story," he said. "They never asked for evidence or how I felt."
Hadzic, 29, was temporarily suspended in June by the U.S. Center for SafeSport after three women told investigators he committed sexual misconduct against them between 2013 and 2015.
Japan defeated the United States on its way to winning the gold medal in the men's epee team category.