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NFL will factor color blindness into future “Color Rush” games

Ryan Fitzpatrick


Last night’s game between the Bills and Jets featured the first Nikefied “Color Rush” matchup. The All Red versus All Green uniforms created a problem for folks watching at home whose rods and cones aren’t configured to allow for red and green to be distinguished.

The NFL now says it plans to factor potential colorblindness into next year’s “Color Rush” promotion, if there is one.

“The Color Rush jerseys are a test for four games this season, the first of which was last night,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT by email. “We did test the jerseys this summer on field and on television. The standard television test did not account for color blindness for fans at home that became apparent last night. We will enhance our testing to include a color blindness analysis to better address this issue in the future.”

The next three “Color Rush” games will include Week 11 (Titans-Jaguars), Week 12 (Panthers-Cowboys), and Week 15 (Buccaneers-Rams). And since it’s a “test” for this year, there’s no guarantee that the “Color Rush” will be back in 2016.