Trash Tevez t-shirt campaign brings together United and City fans

October 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Bayern Munich London, Oct 20 (IANS) A ‘Trash Tevez T-shirt’ campaign has brought both Manchester United and City football fans together ahead of Sunday’s much awaited clash between the two clubs in the English Premier League.

Bookmakers Betfair will ship all of the unwanted shirts to charities in Carlos Tevez’s native Argentina.

The 26-year-old fell out with United fans after he quit in 2009 to join rivals City. Tevez’s days at City are also over after his alleged refusal to come off the bench against Bayern Munich last month has seen him cast aside by manager Roberto Mancini.

The Daily Mail reported that both City and United fans are being encouraged to ditch their replica Tevez jerseys at Old Trafford this Sunday.

The daily reported that “Betfair, club sponsors of Manchester United, will be deploying a giant rubbish ‘Recycling Tevez’ skips outside Old Trafford on Sunday - one half blue and one half red - for fans to dump their replica shirts with his name on in exchange for brand new ones”.

Over 75,000 fans are expected to ditch their unwanted Tevez jerseys which will then be dispatched to his native Argentina and handed to local charities.

“Time and time again, Tevez has let the fans down. What better way for fed up supporters to show they want to be rid of him for good than by dumping their shirts,” Betfair spokesman Alex Bake was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

“These two sets of supporters don’t often see eye to eye, but I’m sure they’ll all be pleased if he leaves Manchester in the January transfer window,” he said.

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