Tracy 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.
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.