NFL’s ‘Color Rush’ Experiment for Bills-Jets Game Ripped by Fans

Bright red and green uniforms designed by Nike resemble an “Ugly Christmas Sweater,” one Twitter user writes


Christmas came early for the NFL on Thursday — where the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills were concerned at least.

The league kicked off its new “color rush” experiment for the “Thursday Night Football” game on the NFL Network, but the bright green and red ensembles were quickly shredded by fans.

The NFL says the new uniforms, designed by Nike, are meant to combine a current and historic uniform color as a way to “honor each franchise.” However social media users thought they looked more like ugly Christmas sweaters.

“Is it me or does the Thursday Night football game look like Christmas?” ESPN’s “SportsCenter” host Cari Champion asked.

“At the line of scrimmage, after the snap, it looks like a bowl of Christmas’s M&M’s,” one Twitter user commented.

“This is like an Ugly Christmas Sweater party with shoulder pads,” another user wrote.

Color blindness affects approximately eight percent of Americans, with a high prevalence of red-green color blindness — making the Bills-Jets game particularly confusing for those afflicted, one Twitter user noted.

The NFL said all 32 teams will have a “color rush” uniform by next season that will be worn specifically for Thursday games airing on CBS and the NFL Network, so prepare yourself for an explosion of rainbow colors in 2016.