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New power of rice series sees Redknapp tries his arm as a documentary filmmaker for know the origins of one of the worst things to happen to football

Footballer-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp is now stepping into the world of hard-hitting documentaries to tackle one of the biggest problems in the modern game… the half and half scarf.

Paddy Power’s Jamie Redknapp investigates is a new series that will see the former Liverpool and Spurs legend get to the bottom of the things that really annoy football fans about the modern game.

The first episode sees Redknapp get to the bottom of half-and-half scarves – the horrible tie problem, described by fans he interviews as “Filth”, “Foul” and “So sh*t”.

In the first of a three-part series – with episodes two and three released over the fortnight – Redknapp reveals the industry is now worth ‘over half a billion pounds’ and is hunting down the inventor of the headscarf half half.

The inventor, Brian, explains that the inspiration behind putting together two separate scarves was his own divorce, after his wife cut everything he owned in half.

By stitching his Arsenal and Holland ties together, Brian has created the world’s first half-and-half scarf – which rather sadly reads ‘Land of Ass’.

But at what cost ? “Half and half scarves have a very short lifespan,” says Redknapp’s next interviewee – environmental activist Lisa.

Discarded items can unfortunately end up in the wild, with Lisa reporting sightings of a baboon wearing a scarf with Tony Pulis on one end Sean Dyche on the other. Although Lisa says there are no animal health implications, they “just look really stupid”.

Redknapp then returns to see Brian once more as he is told that a present awaits him. And, after showing off his diverse portfolio (including 50/50 masks from Manchester United and Liverpool), the inventor offers his gift to the former England international.

Unfortunately, the Redknapp edition wrap features Harry on one end but bad Jamie on the other – Jamie Vardy.

Paddy Power episode two Jamie Redknapp investigates, released next Friday, will see Jamie take on Twitter trolls.

Spokesperson power of rice said: “Forget the diving, dodgy VAR calls and people leaving early – the half and half scarves are the biggest shame 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 which we know annoys all true football fans across the country.

“Because there are things that don’t go together, like pasta and ketchup or Tottenham and trophies.”

The full video can be viewed on Paddy Power’s YouTube and Twitter pages.


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