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NFL To Use Pink Flags In Dolphins-Jets Game

Pink penalty flags to be used in this Sunday's Dolphins-Jets game. (Credit: NFL.com)

Pink penalty flags to be used in this Sunday’s Dolphins-Jets game. (Credit: NFL.com)

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(WSCR) An 11-year-old boy from New Jersey got NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s attention.

Dante Cano of Marlboro, NJ, wrote the commissioner with an idea for the NFL to further support breast cancer awareness.

“My name is Dante Cano. I am 11 years old and I am from Marlboro, New Jersey. I wanted to know if you could use my idea of pink penalty flags in October for breast cancer awareness,” Dante wrote. “Please write back.”

Dante’s letter made it all the way to Goodell’s office, and officials in this Sunday’s Dolphins-Jets game will indeed use pink penalty flags. Goodell invited Dante and his family to MetLife Stadium this Sunday to present the pink penalty flags to the officials prior to the game.

“Dante had a great idea and I am looking forward to meeting with him on Sunday to put it into action,” said Commissioner Goodell. “Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best. I applaud Dante for sending in his recommendation.”