Many viewers didn’t like ESPN’s shade selection for the community’s broadcast of Friday evening’s Faculty Soccer Playoff video games.

ESPN launched a brand new rating bug for the big day, that includes a brand new design for the rating, down marker and extra. Whereas the general presentation was high-quality, viewers had a criticism with one merchandise specifically: the down-and-distance graphic.

The graphic was in a gold shade that considerably resembled the yellow for penalty calls.

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For reference, right here is how the ESPN graphic appears to be like.


And here is how it appears to be like when there’s an precise penalty.


Whereas there is a distinct distinction between the 2 colours, it is easy to see how an off-the-cuff viewer would usually misread the down-and-distance graphic as a penalty.

When requested by Sporting Information whether or not the community would contemplate a change for the nationwide championship recreation on Jan. 11, an ESPN spokesperson stated it was “conscious of the fan suggestions.” The spokesperson added the manufacturing staff will probably take a look at the problem upfront of the title recreation between Alabama and Ohio State.

ESPN could not decide to a change, however it appears it is a consideration.