Pretty in pink penalties

NFL in Pink penalty flags to be used in Sunday’s game

Week eight marks the last Sunday in October and the last Sunday of the NFL in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But for those of us who love seeing pink on the field, there is one last surprise…

Along with the pink gloves, hats, and cleats worn by players, the NFL officials will also use pink penalty flags during the game between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon.  The idea came from an 11-year-old New Jersey boy.

Letter from Dante Cano (11) to Roger Goodell


“Dante had a great idea and I am looking forward to meeting with him on Sunday to put it into action,” said Commissioner Goodell. “Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best. I applaud Dante for sending in his recommendation.”

And so it is…the first (and hopefully not the last) pink penalty flags will fly during game time at Met Life Stadium in New York.

It may also mark the first time a penalty flag solicits a chorus of…”Super cute!”