For some reason this story got pulled from the Manchester Evening News site but we think it’s funny as fuck if it’s true, and not before time
The special scarves feature United and whoever they are playing in that particular match, often snapped up by ‘tourist fans,’ many supporters see them as a symbol of the soulless commercialisation of football.
But now the pub Sam Platts, on Trafford Wharf, has banned the souvenirs. The popular boozer is now refusing entry to supporters who turn up wearing the scarves ahead of Manchester United home games.
Visitors have been told not to wear them in the past due to the adverse of some of diehard fans and regulars – which have included burning the scarves. But now Platts has become a half-and-half scarf-free zone.
One regular United matchgoer said: “The half-and-half epidemic is down to the swag sellers looking to make a few quid.