Reporting Rob Hamilton
Most sports take time during the season to raise awareness for breast cancer and patients battling the disease by incorporating pink sports equipment on game day. However, according to reports, the NFL will stop their use of pink flags beginning with Week 6.
NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus reports the league is discontinuing its usual October use of pink flags because of the potential for confusion with penalty calls:
NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed to NFL Media that the flags — used to promote the NFL’s breast cancer awareness initiative — will no longer be used after Week 5.
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.
Essentially, you can still look forward to a bevy of pinked-out games to remind you that cancer is awful and pink wristbands look mighty swell on television.
Now some of you might have some concerns with the NFL deciding to axe what has become an annual tradition. Granted, judging by some of the reactions on…