- Man Utd face Man City at Old Trafford this weekend in Premier League showdown
- Half-and-half scarves have split opinion
- Unimpressed fans react to ones on sale ahead of Sunday’s game
- READ MORE: Pep Guardiola boost, key Man City injury news ahead of Man Utd showdown
While most of us have indulged in a souvenir or two in our time, this particular memento ahead of Man Utd against Man City this weekend has caused a stir.
Half-and-half scarves have long split opinion as it’s seen as a tourist trap more than anything else, as it’s very rare to see local supporters be duped into splashing out on them.
Naturally, this Sunday’s clash between the two Manchester giants could be crucial to this season’s title race, which Pep Guardiola will hope leads to his first Premier League title in only his second year in England.
In turn, there’s no doubt that visiting fans will snap these up ahead of kick-off on Sunday, but that’s not stopped some from putting them on the stalls two days before kick-off!
As seen in the tweet below from journalist Henry Winter, one can be yours for the bargain price of £10, and so it remains to be seen how many get sold before everyone packs up and goes home on Sunday.
It’s fair to say judging from the reaction that the tweet has got, it hasn’t gone down well with supporters from both clubs or neutral observers who have hit out at them.
Who are we to begrudge someone who likes these buying one, but the sentiment that they should be banned came from various Twitter users, as seen below…
City sit eight points above United ahead of this weekend’s showdown, and while there’s plenty of anger off the pitch, both sets of supporters will be full of passion in what could be a crucial clash in the outcome of the title battle.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) December 8, 2017
Half and half should be banned
— ?? Saint Patrick ?? (@TheMutzzNutzz) December 8, 2017
They’ll do roaring trade given most City & Utd crowds are now made up of tourists ??
— CunningStunt (@JMEmabbz) December 8, 2017
What sort of fan buys these bizarre things any real City or Utd fan wouldn’t be caught dead wearing one
— frank crisp ?? (@frankiecrisp1) December 8, 2017
Buy one and you don’t deserve to support a football team
— Big Dazza (@dazzaN17) December 8, 2017
They are just embarrassing
— G (@gase_edwards) December 8, 2017
should ban them, horrible things to see
— Simon O’Reilly (@soreilly1984) December 8, 2017
We should treat people who wear these the same as those people who think it’s ok to wear comedy ties!!! #muppets
— Stu Brown (@Inthemanshed) December 8, 2017
— Abhi Paul (@AbhiPaul18) December 8, 2017