Something very odd happened to the Olympic diving pool in Rio last night.
After being the standard blue for the men’s diving the night before, it turned a deep green by the time the women’s competitions were underway.
Tom Daley, who won a medal for Britain the previous evening, pointed it out online. When he was diving the two pools were the same colour.
Ermmm...what happened?! pic.twitter.com/pdta7EpP2k— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) August 9, 2016
Many questioned the safety of the now bright-green water.
Why is the diving pool green? Is it dangerous?— Pete (@NoLimitSoldier) August 9, 2016
Commentators were baffled.
Some people had the nerve to cast blame in our direction.
the olympic diving pool is green... Ireland I'm lookin at you— iz (@queerqueen420) August 9, 2016
This guy knew exactly which prankster he held responsible.
And there was some frankly lazy stereotyping.
The fact that commentators on RTÉ didn’t even mention the colour change only added to suspicions.
The Diving has been on RTE for a solid ten minutes here and the commentator has yet to make reference to fact the water has turned green.— Gavin Cooney (@gcooney93) August 9, 2016
In fact, some people are still debating our possible involvement this morning.
— RTÉ 2FM (@RTE2fm) August 10, 2016
It just keeps getting greener.
But don’t worry - organisers have said everything is absolutely fine.
The water quality at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre was tested and there were no risks for the athletes. We are investigating the cause.— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016) August 9, 2016