“But Dean said a manager informed him Tuesday afternoon out of the blue that his patriotic face covering was verboten — specifically because it showed the stars and stripes, the station said”
“Apparently corporate came down and said ‘somebody was offended by the image of the American flag on the face covering,'” Dean recalled to WCTI.
So, on principle, Dean quit.
“As a veteran, my dad being a World War II hero, my best friend killed in Vietnam, out of respect for them I can’t just say … ‘I’ll take my flag and put it in my pocket,'” he told the station, noting such a concession would be against his values. “I had to quit, out of principle.”
Frankly, here at Red Alert News, we find it hard to believe that anyone would be offended by a U.S. military veteran wearing an American flag face covering. We find it even harder to believe that Food Lion – or any other corporation – would order a veteran to remove that face covering.