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Betfair tells United and City fans to "trash your Tevez shirt"

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

October 20, 2011 | 2 min read

Betfair is urging Manchester United and City fans to "trash your Carlos Tevez shirts" in exchange for new ones at this weekend's Manchester derby.

The bookmaker is betting on the rival supporters being united in anger at their former idol.

Argentine Tevez went from hero to zero in the eyes of United fans when he left for City in 2009.

And the forward has since annoyed the blue half of Manchester by refusing to come off the bench against Bayern Munich and expressing his desire to leave.

Betfair is setting up a recycling skip outside Old Trafford where fans of both clubs can bin their unwanted Tevez tops in exchange for brand new ones.

The discarded shirts will be sent to Tevez's homeland and given to local charities.

Betfair's Alex Bake said: "Time and time again Tevez has let the fans down. What better way for fed up supporters to show they want rid of him for good than by dumping their shirts.

"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.”

The skip will be in the Old Trafford area from 10am on Sunday.

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