A Game of Two Scarves – Jamie Redknapp collaborates with Paddy Power

By Gambling Insider

Footballer turned pundit, Jamie Redknapp, is moving into the world of documentaries, analysing some of the biggest issues within the modern game... but it's with operator Paddy Power, so there may be more than a pinch of salt to take here somewhere.

For starters, 'Paddy Power’s Jamie Redknapp Investigates' is a series that will see the ex-Liverpool midfielder getting to the bottom of things that really annoy football fans. First up, it’s half and half scarves.

The neckwear that's described by some of the fans he interviews as “filth”, “foul” and “so sh*t.” In this first of three parts, Redknapp reveals how the industry is now worth “over half a billion pounds” and even tracks down the inventor of the half-and-half scarf. 

We discover that the inventor, Brian, explains that it was in fact his divorce that inspired him to join two separate scarves together, after his wife cut everything he owned in half. Attaching half of his Arsenal scarf to half of his Holland scarf, he created the first half-and-half scarf… which unfortunately read “Arse land.”

But is there another cost we need to consider with regards to this neckwear?

“Half-and-half scarves have a very short shelf life,” says Redknapp’s next interviewee – environmental activist, Lisa. 

They are often discarded after the game and can, unfortunately, find their way into nature. Lisa reported sightings of a baboon wearing a scarf featuring Tony Pulis at one end and Sean Dyche at the other. Of course, there are no health implications for the animal but as Lisa commented, they “just look really stupid.”

A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “Forget diving, dodgy VAR calls, and people leaving early – half-and-half scarves are the biggest disgrace in football right now.

"So, we put our best man on the case to investigate and uncover the ugly truth about this scourge of modern football that we know annoys all proper football fans across the country. Because there are some things that just don’t look right together, like pasta and ketchup or Tottenham and trophies.”

Episode two of 'Paddy Power’s Jamie Redknapp Investigates' is released next Friday and sees Jamie taking on Twitter trolls.

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