ESPN confusing viewers with yellow graphics on ‘Monday Night Football’
ESPN’s first “Monday Night Football” telecast of the season was met with negative fan reaction centered around the network’s confusing new yellow graphics package.
The graphics included neon green/yellow timeout bars beneath each team and worse, a neon yellow/green down and distance arrow. The color of the arrow made fans think a penalty flag had been thrown on every play.
Definitely just thought there was a penalty after that Hopkins no catch when the yellow came into the screen. My bet is that ESPN changes it for next week.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) September 9, 2019
The yellow score bug thing is driving me INSANE
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 9, 2019
— Christian Harder (@realcharder30) September 9, 2019
RT this if you want @ESPN to change the color of the down and distance graphic on MNF.
We must stop this horrendous yellow penalty flag pump fake.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 9, 2019
Fans were instantly calling for a change. ESPN has to be hearing the feedback. The question is whether they would consider a change. Media reporter Andrew Marchand believes a change would probably take a week.
I’m told from by a producer at a rival network that he doesn’t think ESPN will be able to change the yellow color in down and distance until next week.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) September 9, 2019
You may recall that NBC had the same issue last year for their Notre Dame-Michigan game.
UPDATE: ESPN listened to the complaints and made a change before the start of the second half.