For many viewers watching Thursday night's matchup between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, focusing on the game rather than the "Color Rush," Christmas-meets-morphsuit uniforms the teams were wearing was a difficult task.
However, those with red/green colorblindness—about one in 12 men and one in 200 women in America—understandably took much greater issue.
Lawrence Tynes @lt4kicks
If you are colorblind like me this @NFL game is going to be hard to follow. @buffalobills vs @nyjets2015-11-13 01:33:32
Looking at their perceived version of the game, it's easy to see why:
Michael A. Giarrusso @MichaelG1
8 percent of men, about 13 million Americans, are colorblind, usually red/green. This is torture to us.#BUFvsNYJ https://t.co/N36qxNfntg2015-11-13 01:42:34
The NFL released a statement on the matter.
Here's what tonight's NFL game looks like to people with red-green colorblindness: https://t.co/xjGrDXiXI5 https://t.co/2IRSKpqCGf2015-11-13 02:51:57
Color Rush unis will continue to grace screens everywhere through Dec. 17, but after this debacle, it's unlikely the holiday-esque colorway will be making a return.
Now, if only there were a way we could justify eliminating those Pittsburgh Steelers bumblebee throwback jerseys...