worn by paramedics working for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) have been banned by NHS bosses who think they are unprofessional.
The novelty cottonsocks
, which are so often a fun birthday or Christmas present for unsuspecting fathers, uncles and aunts, have been targeted alongside wrist watches and visible body piercings in new dress code policy.
But the idea of restricting when and where people can don their fun socks
does not sit well with many paramedics.
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, branch secretary of the NWAS Unison Branch Craig Wilde made a plea for common sense.
He told the newspaper: "Obviously if you are wearing a uniform where your socks
are visible then I can see the point.
"But we wear uniforms with trousers and boots so you wouldn't be able to see our socks
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Ms Kay suggested that legwear
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