Yeah RF i did a comparison pic of my jersey from the back, yours is indeed fake, the twill and the numbers give it away. not trying to put you on blast just thought you would want to know.
im probably going to buy limited jerseys from now on, got my elite don't need two. what is the height/weight approx of your friend. cause i was thinking i might get a medium as well for me and my girl but if your saying the lettered sizes are bigger then i would want to know how big in comparison to me. i had to go down 4 sizes for the numbered size and that fit well.
I was going to tell him the same thing but I didnt want to be the bearer of bad news. You can instantly tell by the tackle twill its really shiney and not really the same exact font.