Every October, pink becomes one of the primary colors on display around the NFL as part of the league’s breast cancer awareness campaign.
Last year, the league had the referees in a Dolphins-Jets game use pink penalty flags and they extended it to the entire league on Sunday. Given all of the other pink on uniforms, around the field and on television graphics, it made it hard to see when a flag was down.
That won’t be a problem in Week Six. In an email to USA Today, NFL vice president of football communications Michael Signora said that yellow flags would return next weekend as a result of the confusion on Sunday.
Signora also said that the other parts of the league’s initiative, which includes goal-post padding and assorted apparel among other things, will remain in place through Week Seven.