UK Teacher orders boy, 10, to remove ‘Help for Heroes’ wristband worn in memory of Lee Rigby, massacred by Muslims, ‘because it might offend Muslims’

article-2578994-1C3794C200000578-296_306x423Tracy Tew was shocked when her son Charlie was put on a report card at Maldon Primary School in Essex after he refused to take off the charity rubber bracelet sold to honour injured soldiers. Charlie wears the wristband – bought at the Colchester Military Festival – in honor of solider Lee Rigby slam in a London street by Muslims, and service personnel in his family, including his great-granddad and uncle.

UK Daily Mail  Mrs Tew, 38, a domestic service assistant at a hospital, said: ‘We are really proud of Charlie for sticking to his guns. He wanted to keep it on and he didn’t agree with the reasons why he shouldn’t.

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The mother of two added: ‘When the teacher said she was worried it was going to offend people, I thought it was disgusting. Our family are up in arms because we are all military minded. ‘With what happened with Lee Rigby, Charlie really wanted to wear a wristband.’

Drummer Rigby, 25, was killed by two Muslims in Woolwich, south-east London, in May last year. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, were jailed for the murder last month. 

Bryn Parry, co-founder and CEO of Help for Heroes, told MailOnline: ‘Over 6million wristbands are proudly being worn in support of our wounded servicemen and women, including many wristbands on the frontline in Afghanistan. ‘We have not heard of a single health and safety incident connected to them, nor have we ever had a complaint that they are offensive. 

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