Expletive-laden flags disparaging President Biden and his supporters are popping up all over one Florida neighborhood, prompting concern among parents who say the message is inappropriate on a public sign in a neighborhood full of young children.
One flag that appeared in the front yard of a home in Cape Coral read: “F*** Biden and f*** you for voting for him!”
Resident John Strasburger, who put up the banner, said he was undeterred by complaints from neighbors.
“I feel the election was stolen, I think the evidence was there to prove it,” he told local TV station Fox4Now.
“Right now, I’m exercising my right of freedom of speech,” added Strasburger, who said he bought the flag online for $17.
“If there was an ordinance, I would take it down tomorrow. But there’s not, so it’s going to remain up,” he said.
Tony Paparone, who lives nearby, is flying the same flag despite some pushback from his neighbors.
“I talked to the lady, I even said, she said well, it doesn’t really affect me, it’s just the fact that I have small kids and they read it. I’m like well, sorry,” Paparone explained.
Fox4Now reports that local officials did not object to the flags.
“The city’s code does not regulate the content of signs. However, the code does regulate the size and number of signs allowed on private property,” the City of Cape Coral said in a statement.