Hey, wait a minute…is that…an ant?
Yeah, that’s an ant, and Richmond’s athletic teams are most definitely the Spiders. Ants and spiders are quite different. One has six legs, the other eight. One is a nuisance at picnics, the other is terrifying.
The people responsible for designing the T-shirt know this. It wasn’t a mistake!
Sure, Maryland could’ve used a generic image of a spider, but I applaud the commitment to only using emoji. (Several of my colleagues vehemently disagree. If there isn’t an emoji, scrap the shirt, they say.)
Until the emoji library expands, acorns will do for Buckeyes, chicks suffice for Hawkeyes and, yes, ants are a fine substitute for spiders…even if it does potentially provide Richmond some locker room material.
Thanks to @_JakeRussell.