Referees to use pink penalty flags in Sunday's NY Jets-Miami Dolphins game to raise awareness for breast cancer
Roger Goodell approves suggestion from New Jersey boy, Dante Cano, who wrote a letter to the NFL commissioner
Pink is the new yellow in the NFL.
Referees working Sunday’s Jets game will call penalties by throwing pink flags to raise awareness for breast cancer. The color change was the brainchild of Dante Cano, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Marlboro, N.J., who suggested the idea in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell invited Cano and his family to present the pink flags to referees before the start of Sunday’s game.
“Dante had a great idea and I am looking forward to meeting with him on Sunday to put it into action,” Goodell said in a statement. “Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best. I applaud Dante for sending in his recommendation.”