Coventry builders told to remove England flag “as it might upset people”

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Within 20 minutes an England flag going up, a company manager told contractors to take it down.

The furious workers contacted the local paper, with one of them saying: “We want to get behind the lads. There are flags everywhere and we just want to show our support.

“There are Polish lads and Lithuanian lads on site and they don’t mind – there’s been loads of really good banter between everyone.

“The flag lasted about 20 minutes. We were told to take it down because they said it would offend the community.

“It’s just a bit of fun.”

A spokesman for the Kier Group said: “In this instance an operative was asked to remove an England flag from the scaffolding for health & safety reasons.

“There is no directive from Kier that states that England flags should not be displayed on site during the World Cup and the team at Sidney Stringer Academy are currently looking for a safer location to display the flag.”

And just what community was our national flag supposed to be offending? No prizes for guessing!

National Front 2010

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