UK – Muslim Area – British Man In Patriotic Jacket – You Can Guess What Happens Next
UK – Muslim Area – British Man In Patriotic Jacket – You Can Guess What Happens Next !
‘Council officers’ order man to remove Union Jack jacket ‘in case it offends someone’
Jason Mawer was walking close to his home on two occasions when he claims ‘officials’ approached him in the street
A patriotic The Who fan has claimed he was told by a jobsworth in a hi-vis jacket to take off his Union flag jacket to prevent it “offending” people.
Jason Mawer said he was given the red, white and blue jacket by his wife for his 40th birthday last month.
Jason, who runs a pub in Barnsley, claims he was walking through his local town centre just days later when a woman in a hi-vis jacket came up to him.
He claims she then asked him to take it off, but he refused.
Incredibly, he was walking with the jacket just days ago when, he claims another “official” said to him: “Would you mind removing your coat? It might offend somebody.”
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He told the Sun: “She was polite enough, but I was in a hurry and just said, ‘No’.”
The 40-year-old said that neither person showed him ID but he believed them to be council enforcement officers.
He added: “I’m proud of my country and I think people should take pride in the flag.
“I’m sure it was a council enforcement officer . But it’s not like I was running through town shouting racist comments.”
A spokesman for Barnsley Council said there was no record of the incident, adding: “We can’t comment on this.”