Following the reveal of Northwestern’s patriotic uniforms on Monday for their Nov. 16 game against Michigan, many people took offense to the look.
The uniforms, designed by Under Armour, have been commonly thought of as showing blood stains on an American flag.
On Tuesday, Northwestern University "apologized for any misconceptions about the uniforms," which the team still plans to wear against Michigan, according to SportsBusiness Daily.
Northwestern University Assistant AD/Communications Paul Kennedy said the red, white and blue design is a "distressed pattern on both the stars and stripes that was inspired by the appearance of a flag that has flown proudly over a long period of time."
In addition, instead of having their last names on the back of their jerseys, Northwestern players will be randomly given one of the following values: Duty, Honor, Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Country and Service.