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Northwestern's Wounded Warrior uniforms sparks controversy

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The Northwestern University football team is supporting the Wounded Warrior Project with special uniforms in their game against Michigan on Saturday.  But not everyone is happy with how they'll be dressed.

The grey uniforms, featuring stars and stripes on the helmet, shoulders, gloves, and shoes, have red streaks that some say look like splattered blood.  The look has sparked plenty of controversy over the internet. 

Under Armour, who designed the uniform, says blood was not what they were going for.  "The Northwestern University football uniforms designed by Under Armour in support of Wounded Warrior Project feature an authentic distressed pattern which depicts a flag that has flown proudly over a long period of time," the company said, according to SB Nation.

The intent of the uniforms is certainly good.  The uniforms will be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds will go to benefiting the WWP.  To learn more about how you can support the Wounded Warrior Project or the UA Freedom initiative, visit UA.com/Freedom or WoundedWarriorProject.org.

 

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