Shirts vs. Skins

Isn't this the most elementary version of uniformity and proof of a symbolic equivalence of function between the human derma and the extended skin of the team jersey?

Colour isn't the primary factor at play here—blacks and whites play together on "skins" teams in pickup games all the time, and they are instantly able to recognize their teammates. It is the "fabric" rather than the "colour" of the team that is of importance.

If this symbolic equivalence exists, does it not lend a deeper magnitude to the serialization of sports jerseys as markers of the athletic skin?


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