Fans confused by yellow 'final score' box on CBS
September 17 , 2013
Fans were left confused by a new yellow graphic on CBS's NFL ticker, which was intended to indicate that games have gone to a final score. However, the confused and angry fans took to Twitter to complain about the graphic, which drew plenty of attention due to its color.
Since the graphic networks use the same color at the time of a penalty flag, viewers kept thinking that the ticker was meant to announce a flag instead of indicating that the Packers-Redskins score was a final.
The fans have gotten their way and CBS is correcting the mistake. However, it is interesting to wonder how the graphic even made it to the screen since it looks exactly like the background used to display penalties.