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The Terrifying World Of Olympic Field Hockey Masks

I have never been so scared of a group of athletes.

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So you want to watch some Olympic field hockey. That's cool. It's an intense sport, and international play only makes it more competitive.

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Plus, I heard some of the women's teams are pretty cute.

Why don't you turn on the game?
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Why don't you turn on the game?

Wait, what is that?

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OH MY GOD!

Go away scary people!

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It's like he can see into my soul, and he doesn't like what she sees.

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The last thing you'll see before you die.

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Did Guillermo Del Toro direct this sport?

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All this picture needs is a children's choir softly singing nursery rhymes to make me break down in tears.

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RED RUM

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"Soon."

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I don't remember "The Warriors" being this scary.

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*Afraid To Speak*

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Yeah, I'm never sleeping again.

NIGHTMARE FUEL

Note: The masks are used for protection during "penalty corners."