More politically correct stupidity in the UK? Why would anyone be offended? It is their own personal cars, so why is this rule even possible?
More than 1,200 housing association staff banned from flying England flags on their OWN cars
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:03 PM on 10th June 2010
Ban: Bolton at Home, which manages 18,500 council houses in Manchester has ordered workers to remove England flags from their own cars
Staff at Bolton At Home have been warned that decking out their cars with St George's flags could 'discriminate' against those who don't support England during the World Cup
More than 1,200 workers have been banned from flying England flags on their own cars by managers - over fears they could deemed as racist.
Employees at the housing association were sent a group e-mail warning that decking out their personal vehicles with the St George's flags could 'discriminate' against those who don't support England during the World Cup.
Managers at Bolton At Home in Greater Manchester, which manages 18,200 council houses in Bolton, insist cars owned by their workforce must remain 'neutral' in order to treat all its 'customers with respect and without discrimination'.
But today an employee at the organisation said: 'It's an absolute disgrace.
'All we want to do is show our support for the England football team in the World Cup but we are in effect being told it is racist to start waving the England flag.