They should be force fed more than just a hat.
I can understand exactly why Crashgate couldn't be 100% sure (at first glance), but to say it looks NOTHING like a photo when it IS a real photo is quite silly.
The trouble with modern graphics is the more real they become, the more anything even slightly wrong stands out. Remember F1GP/World Circuit? It didn't look real at all, yet it all looked perfect. PCars/AC/rF2 all look great, but somehow look a lot less perfect.