Why half and half scarves are acceptable in modern day football

Half and half scarf
A scarf seller trying to flog matchday scarves for Fulham vs Leeds (Image credit: Getty Images)

Back in March 2010 a friend and I were walking along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in Turin during the afternoon of Fulham’s last 16 first leg game with Juventus. We were on our way to meet other Fulham fans in a bar ahead of the game that evening.

As we were walking down the busy road towards the bar, a black car saw us and started beeping his horn and shouting at us out of the window in Italian. My friend and I decided to keep our heads down, not engage and carry on walking. But the driver carried on shouting at us before he eventually swerved across the road and pulled his car up on the pavement in front of us. He jumped out and said: ‘You English?’ At this point there was not much point trying to pretend otherwise so we sheepishly nodded our heads. ‘Wait there’ he said as he went round to the back of his car, opened the boot and brought out a large, black duffle bag. 

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James Andrew

James Andrew is the editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing both the magazine and website. James is an NCTJ qualified journalist and began his career as a news reporter in regional newspapers in 2006 before moving into sport a year later. In 2011 he started a six year stint on the sports desk at the Daily Mail and MailOnline. James was appointed editor of FourFourTwo in December 2019. Across his career James has interviewed the likes of Franco Baresi, Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham and Michael Owen. James has been a Fulham season ticket holder since the mid-1990s and enjoys watching them home and away, through promotion and relegation.