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Northwestern University Veteran's Day uniform controversy

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The Northwestern University football team is going red, white and blue in honor of wounded veterans.

The team will wear new flag-themed uniforms for its November 16 game against Michigan.

The university teamed up with Under Armor and the wounded warrior project for the patriotic gear.

But the colorful clothing has some people just seeing red saying the uniform looks like it is spattered in blood.

In a statement published on ESPN, Northwestern says the "distressed pattern" was inspired by the appearance of a "flag that has flown proudly over a long period of time."

After the game, the uniforms will be auctioned off.

All of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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