The NFL Will Stop Using Pink Penalty Flags

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The NFL will stop using pink penalty flags as part of their campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, the league announced today.

“Other pink equipment will remain part of the NFL landscape through Week 7. That includes: cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline hats, helmet decals, captains’ patches, chin cups, shoe laces, skull caps, sideline towels, eye shield decals and quarterback towels,” according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.COM. “That’s a lot of pink on the field, which made for some minor confusion during game telecasts on Sunday.”

The NFL auctions off the pink equipment worn by players, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates National Grants for Empowerment (CHANGE) program.

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