It’s October and in the NFL that means everyone is thinking pink. From the shoes to towels, the world has gone pink to help raise awareness to breast cancer awareness.
Things may have gone a little overboard with the referee’s flags going pink, which may have caused some confusion with some of the player’s towels, which are also pink. Fear not, NFL traditionalists, the yellow hankies return later this week:
NFL spokesman Michael Signora said in an email to USA TODAY Sports on Monday the pink penalty flags used over the weekend as part of the league’s breast cancer awareness initiative won’t be used again in Week 6.
The league’s initial release on the initiative, which continues through Week 7, didn’t specify whether pink flags would stay for the duration. But the flags caused enough confusion on TV broadcasts, when coupled with players’ pink equipment, it made sense to go back to yellow.
In order to show our support for such a great cause, FanSided NFL is making all our links pink. So if you read a link to my Week 5 Report Card or to Robert’s Bear Witness post, you’ll see those links come up as pink.