ESPN quickly ditches yellow Monday Night Football graphic everyone hates

ESPN quieted the unhappy masses.

After a first half full of complaints regarding the down-and-distance marker on “Monday Night Football,” the network changed course and its graphic in the second half.

Initially, the Saints-Texans telecast featured the brightly colored bug in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Many viewers on social media complained that yellow was too similar to that of an official’s penalty flag.

“Our ESPN production team is aware of the feedback on the #MNF down and distance graphic,” ESPN’s Bill Hofheimer tweeted. “We have called an audible and adjusted for the 2nd half of #HOUvsNO and for the #DENvsOAK game to follow.”

True to Hofheimer’s word, at the start of the second half, the graphic was replaced with a black-and-white version that much more closely resembled the rest of the game info chyron.


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