Anger over ‘Scrooge’ festive jumper ban
THE boss of a minibus firm has been criticised for banning his drivers from wearing Christmas jumpers.
Driver Mike Osborn, 68, pictured, was told to change out of a festive woollie with a Christmas pudding on because because it might upset children with special needs. He was told to make sure he wore the official grey shirt and tie but says the rule is ‘stupid and daft’.
He added: ‘It’s like something Scrooge would do.’
Peter Bryden – director of Pete’s Airlink, a minibus firm which serves Portsmouth and provides school runs for children including those with special needs – defended his ban.
He said he wasn’t against Christmas but the firm needed to be considerate of children with special needs: ‘We don’t want to do anything that might upset them.’