A supporter of Belgian football league champions Standard Liege was told by his factory employer to take down a banner he had put above his store as they felt it was "distracting". The employee refused and was then threatened with a fine. The workers' union then staged a 24-hour strike in protest at his treatment.
Here is the union spokeman's ironic statement:
"It's a disproportionate and heavy-handed action relating to a minor incident."
He could well have been talking about the union itself.