A 64-year-old lollipop man has been told by his local council to stop high-fiving children because of health and safety issues.
Roger Green has been ordered to stop greeting children at Sandy Lane Primary School in Bracknell, Berkshire, with a friendly hand slap on the grounds it is 'dangerous'.
"I have to follow what my boss says, but it is a harmless piece of fun and all the children like it," bemused Roger told The Sun.
Parents branded the council's stance as crazy, with one mum saying that Roger's high-fives make the kids' day.
Bracknell Forest Borough Council however said that Roger's actions put him and the kids at risk.
"Children stopping as they cross the road for a 'high-five' puts them and the patrolman at risk and confuses drivers," the spokesperson said. "Parents wouldn't thank us if we let this continue."
Suggested For You
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more