Color confusion? Yale Athletics handed out complimentary packets of Silly Bands — the popular, shape-retaining rubber bands — at the home women’s soccer game against Princeton on Saturday. The nine bands spelled out “Yale” twice and included one shaped like the Bulldog mascot.

But the free Yale-pride items had one major problem: white, gray and crimson, they were the colors of the Bulldogs’ archrival, Harvard.

The Yale Athletics employee distributing the Silly Bands said they will have the bracelets in Yale colors available next week.

Correction: September 27, 2010

A previous version of this post misspelled the name of the “Silly Bands” company.