Italian police are in revolt after receiving pink face masks which they are saying simply doesn’t work with their snappy official uniforms.
Many officers are refusing to put on new pink FFP2 masks, which a police union has argued might “damage the image of the institution,” The Guardian reported.
“We ask you to take immediate action to ensure that the police carry out their duty wearing masks of a color (white, blue or black) which is consistent with the uniform of the state police,” Stefano Paolini, a neighborhood police union chief wrote to the nation’s Interior Minister Lamberto Giannini.
Paolini added later that it was nothing in opposition to the colour pink, and that his opposition stemmed “from the fact that the uniform is regulated.”
“On the basis of the oath made, the uniform must be worn with decorum … during a period of rising aversion towards the police, it’s necessary to adopt sobriety and respect,” he stated.
The masks had been despatched to cops in Ferrara, Varese, Bologna, Pavia, Venice and Syracuse.
Italy has reimposed masks mandates for anybody outside in an effort to fight the brand new Omicron variant of COVID-19.