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NFL will stop using pink penalty flags after Week 5

Say so long to the NFL's pink penalty flags.

(Try to keep it together, folks.)

NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed to NFL Media on Monday that the flags -- used to promote the NFL's breast cancer awareness initiative -- no longer will be used after Week 5.

Other pink equipment will remain part of the NFL landscape through Week 7. That includes: cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline hats, helmet decals, captains' patches, chin cups, shoe laces, skull caps, sideline towels, eye shield decals and quarterback towels.

That's a lot of pink on the field, which made for some minor confusion during game telecasts on Sunday.

Confusion is bad. Clarity is good. Long live yellow.

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