Sports uniforms that are all one color are all the rage these days.
On Thursday, you may have noticed the Buffalo Bills wore all red and the New York Jets wore all green.
Actually, if you are red-green color blind, then you didn’t notice. According to the National Eye Institute, people with color blindness aren’t aware of differences among colors that are obvious to the rest of us. And the NEI noted, as many as 8 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women with Northern European ancestry have the common form of red-green color blindness.
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So Deadspin showed us what Thursday’s game looked like to some people (including my brother-in-law):
One former Chiefs player took notice.
UPDATE: The NFL acknowledged the problem on Friday.
“The standard television test did not account for color blindness for fans at home that became apparent last night,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “We will enhance our testing to include a colorblindness analysis to better address this issue in the future.”