Veteran quits job over Food Lion face mask policy



He was told he could no longer wear his American flag face covering.



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Post Author: CBS 17

39 thoughts on “Veteran quits job over Food Lion face mask policy

  • R U 1 2

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    If he's that that worked up about it, let him quit…" it's a free country", so it's his choice. Flags can unite or they can divide, he chose the negative way out, by hiding behind "a flag", and using it as a handkerchief to justify it. So be it. Time to retire anyway.

    Scott BC31H

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    He should have filed a grievance with his union.
    Oh wait…….

    Never mind.

    JimRedHawk

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    The flag on the mask IS illegal under federal law. Look it up!!!

    Clinton Hill

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    BOYCOTT FOOD LION!!!!! BOYCOTT FOOD LION!!!!! BOYCOTT FOOD LION!!!!!

    Ryan Edwards

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Food Lion can go broke for all I care. They can open shop in Cuba.

  • John Vandenberg

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    If you hate America, YOU CAN LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Nobody Nobody

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Masks are nonsensical. Plenty of evidence that they give little to no protection. They are nothing more than a statement and control.

    Citizens need to take a stand. If the weak minded want to wear one thats fine. But don't push that on us healthy people.

    Rob Silva

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Something I do not get the Food Lion uniform has writing and a logo on their uniform a man should be able to where design logo on their masks an employee should have the right where a logo or design on their mask if a company says no logo no design then they should not have a logo design on their uniform then you cannot have it both ways it has to be one of the other I think the gentleman should be able to wear the American flag mask that is right under the Constitution protected freedom of speech I think the one person that did not like it was either an employee A co-worker or an African American or a muslim-american these the people that take the American flag as an offencive to them but I could be wrong that's just an opinion I'm so sorry if anything came out the wrong way I was not trying to offend nobody Food Lion should hire him back but that's just an idea

    Rob Silva

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    The Food Lion has a uniform doesn't it for its employees that has the food lion logo on the shirt how can I be okay and not the American flag mask

    Rob Silva

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Thank you for your service I wear my Confederate flag mask all the time at my job and I also wear my Scotland flag mask also from time to time I also have an Australian face mask

  • Rob Silva

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    I believe Food Lion is owned by European company I believe it's the headquarters is either in Norway or Sweden not sure where the headquarters is but I do know the company is based in Europe

    ricky dona

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    it boggles my mind how Food Lion is even still in business

    Tien Hoang

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Displaying the flag is against the constitution as clothing or accessories…Food lying should have learned he was a veteran. A lot of Americans wear it as bikini, napkins displaying flags just eaten and throw away in trash…yet some grocery stores sale them, but the vet can't display what he fought for.

    Justin Sosa

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    I donโ€™t understand whatโ€™s so offensive about the American flag , we are in America

    breo leo

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    I bet if had a blm mask they wouldn't mind

  • Debbywithy

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Just my opinion… a โ€œflagโ€ shouldnโ€™t be disrespected by being made into clothing. It should be used for its purpose as a FLAG. It wasnโ€™t intended to be used as a bathing suit, towel, or across your face as a mask. Thatโ€™s not a โ€œrealโ€ flag… itโ€™s a print on material. Wearing โ€œstars & stripesโ€ is totally different than wearing an โ€œimageโ€ of a flag itself.
    No, Iโ€™m not โ€œoffendedโ€… I just feel that more respect should be given.

    Tina Lynn Johnson Brewer

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    No more Food Lion for me! Thank you Sir for your Service, love and devotion. May your friend be resting in peace.

    Rebecca Evans

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธFood Lion has always been a nasty place, always on low side of town. Anti-American Food Lion should be shut down!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    durand bray

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Really don't understand why it would be offensive.
    If you are offended by a countries flag, why don't you leave? Just leave, to some place better.
    Believe me. You don't know how good you have it.
    Have some respect for your country, flag and people who have/still, fought/fighting for your safety and freedom.
    Its a shame you don't love your country.

    Sharon C

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Donโ€™t like this flag? Go live in a country whose flag does not offend. Whoever complained get up and get on the news, show your face and explain what is so offensive!!!! Or just do a favor and GO!!!!

    Tall Paul

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Now he should go into that stupid store wearing that mask and a Trump shirt every day…and donโ€™t buy anything. I have a feeling this is going to cost that store some business! โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    carol kidd

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    What right do people have to be offended by the American flag, this the USA that's our flag. Our soldiers fought for this country and if they want to wear the flag, they got the right. Who gets offended then they can get their ass out of this country.

    David Sherbert

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Seems those of us who fought in wars to "uphold and defend the Constitution" which give us the Right to Free Speech and Expression, and wore that Flag on our uniforms while doing it are always being told we can't have Our Flag in any way, shape or form back here at home. What are you people going to do when the MILLIONS of Veterans created by all these wars finally say we have had enough of you trampling on OUR rights? One of 2 things is gonna happen, either you leave us alone or we're going to quit fighting for YOUR rights!!! UNDERSTAND????

    candace lance

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    I work at food lion and that is bull shit canโ€™t believe they told him that

    Frozen Disney

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Boycott!! The Grocery STORE!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! GOOD!! JOB!!! STAND UP!!! AMERICANS!!! WITH OUR ""FLAG"""!!! TRUMP 2020!!!!

    Fagota Tupe

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    PEOPLE SHOULD BOYCOTT FOOD LION,IT'S A FACE MASK ,WHY CAN THE FOOD LION PUT OUT THIS PERSON OR COMPLAIN ABOUT HIS MASK.

    BOOM USA

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    The veteran LOVES AMERICA what's wrong with that?????????????????????????

    Janet Campbell

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    WHO CARES IF SOME SNOWFLAKE WAS OFFENDED. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!! POOR SOUL.

    John Bogdan

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Patriots should Boycott this anti American store. Their decision to cave in to the left wing and ban the wearing of apparel and face masks depicting the American flag is appalling.

    Heinz Luc

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    God bless the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    Christopher Rizzo

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    I will not be shopping at Food Lion…

    Flower Child

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    It's ok to wear other flags but can't wear our own??? When will we WAKE UP???????????

    RBW WBR

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    So we have another company that doesn't say or another executive within a company that doesn't stand up and then believe in our American flag well over a thousand Food Lions in North Carolina alone I think American Patriots are going to start shopping somewhere else

    Taz Mod

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    My dad was in service from 43 to 68. He also wouldnโ€™t put up with that crap.

    B ride Up

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    I have one with the American Eagle. I donโ€™t get the boot off my job. So far so good. But all it takes is one Jack@$$ and I bet it will come down to my job. But weโ€™ll see.

    roberto Amador

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    You're my hero. God bless you and America ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

    Marcus Aurelius

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    I quit food Lion also

    Baldo Salazar

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    Bet if it was a black supremacy matters flag they would be ok with it time to wake up people

    James Shafer

    (September 29, 2020 - 3:10 am)

    He needs to sue Food Lion.
    After it being okay for him to wear it for 3 months, and then one day a customer decides they don't like it, NOW Food Lion tells him he can't wear it. Sue their ass, it was okay for 3 damd months prior.

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