Two pensioners have been ordered by the council to remove Rangers FC flags from their sheltered housing in case they sparked "anti-social behaviour".
Neighbours Duncan James, 74, and Joe Stirling, 71 were told by a council warden that the flags, including one Union Jack, could offend locals, according to the Scottish Sun.
The pair then received a council letter ordering the removal of the flags "immediately", to avoid the “possible inciting of anti-social behaviour”, such as vandalism to their home in Troon, Ayrshire.
Mr James told the newspaper: “I think it’s ridiculous. We follow a football team and it’s only for our benefit so I don’t see what the problem is.
“We don’t drink and we don’t smoke, we just fly our flags and support our club, surely we’re entitled to do that.”
Mr Stirling added: “We believe we should have these flags. We’re in here, living here in our seventies. We’re here until we pass away effectively. Are you telling me can’t even fly a couple of flags?”.
The football fans have the support of their neighbours, with 77-year-old Elizabeth Smith saying the council response was a "complete overreaction".
The council said it discourages displaying football flags on council-owned property and that housing staff had tried to arrange a meeting with the men to discuss the issue, but that this offer was declined.