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NFL to enhance Color Rush jersey testing for the color blind


Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:25 PM

Colorblind folk, the NFL has heard your cries.

After many took to social media Thursday night to criticize the bright red and green Color Rush uniforms that debuted in Jets-Bills, the league responded, claiming it will take colorblindness into account for future Color Rush games.

“The Color Rush jerseys are a test for four games this season, the first of which was last night,” an NFL spokesman told Pro Football Talk. “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 NFL features three more Color Rush games this season, all on Thursdays. The Titans and Jaguars will don the outlandish uniforms next week, with Tennessee wearing sky blue and Jacksonville wearing gold.

It should be easier than the red and green Christmas hues of this past week. Those two colors are particularly tricky for a multitude of individuals living with colorblindness. Red-green colorblindness affects between10 to 13 million Americans, according to the AP.

The NFL plans to expand the Color Rush campaign next season. Teams will wear the uniforms during every Thursday night game.

Daily News – Sports

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