Ahead of the Manchester derby, the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have asked their followers what they think about them arresting on sight any fan spotted wearing a dreaded half-and-half scarf in or around Old Trafford on Sunday.
Ahead of the Derby, we’ve been asked by this follower to arrest anyone wearing a ‘half & half’ scarf.
— GMP City Centre (@GMPCityCentre) December 9, 2017
The GMP’s hardline approach was sparked by a tweet sent to them a couple of days before the match between Manchester United and Manchester City, along with a photo of the offending item of neckwear.
— Dale Austin (@DaleAustin1) December 8, 2017
“If you see anyone wearing one of these on Sunday please arrest them immediately,” the tweet read.
“They are a threat to public safety. Thanks.”
As there is no credible reason for half-and-half scarves to exist in the first place, this seems like a perfectly reasonable response to us.
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.