Northwestern Wounded Warrior uniforms depict US flag, not blood splatters, Under Armour says

Northwestern Wounded Warrior uniforms in red, white and blue will take the place of the Wildcats' purple jerseys on the game against Michigan, November 16.
November 5, 2013 11:15:00 AM PST
Northwestern Wounded Warrior uniforms that will be worn for the game against Michigan are raising eyebrows because of their distressed look. Some say the pattern looks like blood splatters.

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The Under Armour uniforms were made just for the November 16 game to raise awareness and support for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that empowers wounded military personnel. The distressed pattern of the uniform has come under fire. Some people say the red looks like blood splatters. However, Under Armour communications manager Danielle Cavalli Daly said through an email to ABC 7 Chicago that the "authentically distressed pattern, which depicts a flag that has flown proudly over a long period of time."

Instead of the football player's last name, the gray jerseys with red, white and blue will have one of seven words on the back: duty, honor, courage, commitment, integrity, country and service.

After the game, the Northwestern Wounded Warrior uniforms will be auctioned off on the Northwestern University athletics website, NUSports.com. All proceeds will go to Wounded Warrior Project.

The NU Wildcats take on Michigan at 2:30 p.m. at Ryan Field in Evanston.

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