NFL television viewers were shocked to see how color on the field affected the divisional game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.
The Jets and Patriots played in Sunday’s Week 3 game at rainy and windy MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
However, fans noticed a number of white footprints on the green-painted lawn.
Images of the footprints in the Jets’ end zone circulated on social media.
A snapshot of Patriots offensive lineman Cole Strange also showed the 25-year-old player wearing “half the color of the Jets logo” on his helmet.
Adding to the color difficulties in the field were heavy rains and winds from Tropical Storm Ophelia.
Still, fans on X, formerly known as Twitter, joked about the Jets’ color issues.
One said: “These aren’t footprints – they’re tears from the jets.”
Another wrote, “The Jets’ end zone color is worse than their QB situation.”
While a third added: “It’s the Jets… what do you expect?”
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And a fourth commented: “This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.”
The Jets were also disappointing with their play – totaling only 39 yards in the first game compared to New England’s 216 yards.
Zach Wilson, who is 0-4 in his career against the Patriots, completed 5 of 10 passes for a measly 29 yards and was sacked twice.