Nike introduced their Color Rush uniforms last Thursday in game between Bills and Jets. It was a nightmare for the colorblind NFL fans. Take a look at the photo below. Everybody looks like they are Jet’s players. Both team’s uniforms looks the same. Angry NFL colorblind fans took over Twitter to express their dissatisfaction.
This matchup is a color blind person’s nightmare. Teams are blending together.
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) November 13, 2015
Great night to watch football if you’re like me – red/green color blind.
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) November 13, 2015
— Coach Arnold Jr (@stontheready) November 13, 2015
I am actually incapable of watching this game as a colorblind person. every player is on the same team as far as I know.
— Sam Cooper (@SamDCooper) November 13, 2015
On behalf of all who deal with a mild color blindness that makes reds and greens tough to differentiate… I say this is a cruel, cruel joke.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) November 13, 2015
— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) November 13, 2015
— Michael A. Giarrusso (@MichaelG1) November 13, 2015
It seemed like there is a bigger colorblind community than Nike or NFL expected. 13 million or Americans are colorblind according to the facts given by Twitter community. NFL released the following statement saying they will do more tests on uniforms and tv in the future. Anyhow, the next Nike Color Rush uniform game still on between Titans and Jaguars. If you are blue-yellow colorblind, it’s time to grab those headphones and tune in to the radio.
In screen test of uniforms, NFL says it didn’t account for color blindness, will in future pic.twitter.com/sHB5q5hQeL
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 13, 2015