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Over the past few months when I was looking at my plethora of soccer jerseys, I started to notice somethings hidden elements that you couldn't see when the jersey was being worn.

The most interesting I thought was writing inside of the crests. For example, Australia has "Never say Never" and PSV Eindhoven has "eendracht maakt macht" or unity is strength.

It's not limited to soccer though as there are obvious ones in hockey like the flags inside the Hurricanes sweater and the Keyboard inside the Predators sweater.

I was wondering if anyone else found this interesting and if they know or have found out any of these hidden elements.

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Most pointless uniform elements ever. What's the point of putting something somewhere where no one can see it?

I think it's an interesting use of what is otherwise dead space.

It's also a check against the laziest (which is probably most) of counterfeiting.

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Most pointless uniform elements ever. What's the point of putting something somewhere where no one can see it?

I think it's an interesting use of what is otherwise dead space.

It's also a check against the laziest (which is probably most) of counterfeiting.

I know Brodeur used to have his kids names stitched inside his jerseys to make sure the counterfeit "game worn" jerseys could be identified

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I like the little easter eggs. It's a little something for the fans, that's all. You want this stuff on the outside of the jersey? Hell no. But it's a nice inclusion.

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I've heard that Penn State used to have the Nittany Lion logo stitched onto the blue jerseys in blue thread and the white jerseys in white thread, but I've never seen any photos of that.

I remember having a replica away PSU jersey in 1996 or 1997 and it had a little 'PSU' sewn in on the sleeves above the numbers. It was around the same time that Michigan had a large blue M sewn in on the home jersey as well. However I don't remember there being a Nittany Lions patch on them but I can only speak for the replicas.

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Over the past few months when I was looking at my plethora of soccer jerseys, I started to notice somethings hidden elements that you couldn't see when the jersey was being worn.

The most interesting I thought was writing inside of the crests. For example, Australia has "Never say Never" and PSV Eindhoven has "eendracht maakt macht" or unity is strength.

Quite a few Nike shirts from this period had similar text and/or images here, I have an Inter away shirt with 'Nerazzurri' on the back of the crest. Nike's marketing gumpf went on about putting the identity of the club next to the heart of the supporter, or some such nonsense.

Meanwhile, there's a little feature tucked away on the current Brazil shirt - many of Nike's current range feature a series of circular ventilation holes along the side, but on the Brazil shirt the top row are cut as five stars, a nod to the team's five World Cup wins...

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Luckily England didn't go along with this idea - our shirts wouldn't be well ventilated with just a single air hole in each of Rooney's sweaty pits. Heh.

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I've heard that Penn State used to have the Nittany Lion logo stitched onto the blue jerseys in blue thread and the white jerseys in white thread, but I've never seen any photos of that.

I know there was at least one year in the mid-'90s where Michigan had the Block M "embossed" into the shoulders of its blue jerseys.

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