Social media reacts to unique QR code jerseys for UCF's spring game
Name, Image, and Likeness continues to be a key issue across college athletics. UCF will be taking that to a new level for the Knights’ annual spring game.
On Friday, UCF revealed unique jerseys for the spring game. Those jerseys will feature a QR code on the back of each player’s uniform.
According to the release, accessing the QR code will link to the player’s school bio with links to their social media accounts, merchandise stores and charities.
The Future of College Football is 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 here pic.twitter.com/br2eBXxuXM
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) April 15, 2022
This is an example of where the QR code goes.
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The bigger thing here might be that UCF put players’ merch stores in their official school bios. pic.twitter.com/646IRdOfGW
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) April 15, 2022
The idea is an interesting one, to say the least. Social media had an expected amount of fun discussing the endeavor.
Every announcer everywhere immediately calls, “Not it!”.
— Two Strike Noise (@TwoStrikeNoise) April 15, 2022
“hey stop running around, let me snag that QR code real quick.”
— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) April 15, 2022
“Is that a streaker?! Oh, no, it’s just someone trying to get close enough to actually access the QR code”
— Travis J Davidson (@TravisSkol) April 15, 2022
I don’t think @UCF_Football understands how QR codes work. One wrinkle in the jersey and these are pointless. If we can’t even scan them from these stationary photos in a studio, how could they ever be useful on field?
— 🎩 (@mostmodish) April 15, 2022
This feels like a super bowl commercial…
— bryan bug-wiltse (@thebluelime) April 15, 2022
— USF_Rugger87 (@usf_ke87) April 15, 2022