NFL Using Pink Flags Thanks to 11-Year-Old Fan

Written By:  •  Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thanks to a letter from 11-year-old football fan Dante Cano, the National Football League will be using pink penalty flags for their Miami Dolphins – New York Jets game this Sunday night.

Cano wrote a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goddell suggesting the league use pink flags as part of their breast cancer awareness month going on presently.

“My name is Dante Cano. I am 11 years old and I am from Marlboro, New Jersey. I wanted to know if you could use my idea of pink penalty flags in October for breast cancer awareness.”

Dante and his family will be at the game in East Rutherford this weekend to present the flags to the game officials pior to kickoff.

You can see Dante’s letter over at the NFL Communications website here.

 

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  • pautna

    Uh, cute story and all, but this whole pink stuff in sports has gotten out of control in my humble opinion. Instead of making me “aware” of something I’ve been “aware” of for many years, why don’t they spend the money it took to buy all of the pink stuff and actually donate it to the cause itself? Just a thought.

    • dwalk512

      They auction off majority of the pink items that were used in games. Win win.

  • thomas

    need more light blue everywhere insted …..men are dying too

  • JR Francis

    Can we at least say the art of decent colors and design is dead… at least in October. Blech.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.fleming.927 Frank Fleming

    I will be at the game

  • http://www.facebook.com/sportslogos.net SportsLogos.Net

    Wear your pink shirt

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.fleming.927 Frank Fleming

    surprisingly I dont have a pink shirt but I will wear Orange Dolphins

  • http://www.facebook.com/graham.clayton.906 Graham Clayton

    In the Australian National Rugby League competition, the Penrith Panthers have worn a pink uniform during a selected round for the past few seasons as their way of supporting breast cancer awareness:
    http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2009/06/16/1225736/438171-penrith-panthers.jpg

  • http://www.facebook.com/graham.clayton.906 Graham Clayton

    In the Australian National Rugby League competition, the Penrith Panthers have worn a pink uniform during a selected round for the past few seasons as their way of supporting breast cancer awareness:
    http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2009/06/16/1225736/438171-penrith-panthers.jpg

  • http://thurstriv.tumblr.com Daniel Pecoraro

    As much as I admire the kid’s persistence, the “pinkwashing” of breast cancer awareness has kinda gotten out of control.