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Half-and-half scarves hit Wolves club shop

They have been the scourge of fans far and wide – but Wolves are selling official half-and-half scarves ahead of the Europa League clash with Espanyol.

Similar scarves have been sold at unofficial stalls around the ground for previous Europa games, but now they are in the club shop as anticipation builds for the last-32 first leg at Molineux next week, writes Josh Clark.

It is all old gold on one side, and then when you flip it over, one half is blue with the Espanyol badge with the words 'round of 32' and the dates of both legs. It costs £12.

Half-and-half scarves have divided opinion in the footballing world in recent years, and this one is no different.

Paul Baines, from Wolverhampton, said: “Not for me I’m afraid; I’ll wear a Wolves scarf any day of the week but never another team’s badge.”

Another Wolverhampton local, Trish Fradley said: “Myself and definitely my son would rather wear the full scarf instead of one with the opposition team.”

Not everyone is totally against the idea of half-and-half scarves however; some fans have more of a positive outlook on them.

Michael Reynolds, a lifetime Wolves fan for more than 50 years, said: “A lot of people like to have memorabilia and to have collections throughout the years.

"I feel like the idea of keeping memories has changed and it shouldn’t be frowned upon so much.

"I wouldn’t buy them regularly, however if it was a cup final, I’d perhaps be inclined to buy one for memories.”

Reynolds also went on to give another perspective – a child’s point of view – saying: “If it’s a kid's first-ever match, that’s something they could keep for the rest of their life and they will always be able to remember their first match.”

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