Edinburgh homeowners told a voluntary worker to stop parking his van outside their £1 million home because it “lowers the tone of the area”.
Boxer Bradley Welsh found a note stuck to his van in Drumsheugh Gardens in the West End of the Capital.
Brian and Bill, the owners of the flat, wrote: “To the driver, please can you stop parking this van outside my new flat as it is lowering the tone of the area PLEASE.
“Also advertising trailer. Keep it for IND Estate, not the Newtown [sic]. Thank you. Brian & Bill x.”
Mr Welsh uploaded a picture of the note on to the Helping Hands Facebook page, writing: “After 6 weeks of relentless work... It’s always nice to be reminded that we are doing good.
“We have offered to HELP #BRIANandBILL buy a Castle with private grounds to keep the peasants out of sight.
“Sometimes I just shake my head.”
Mr Welsh uses the van to help run a community initiative that offers structured workshops in football and boxing fitness run by trained coaches to children aged eight to 16.
The popular sessions, which are partly funded by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, attract thousands of children from deprived areas of the city over a six-week period during the summer holidays.
The post has sparked outrage on social media.
Mel Kinchant said: “This is soooo what is wrong with this world!”
John Foye said: “That’s a bit over the top Brian and Bill.”
Ruth Clark said: “Oh my word, there’s just no words for people like that. Definitely not worth it. Keep up the good work, my wee boy’s loving it down at the Links!”
Ewan Chalmers added: “I think Bill and Brian just need to take a reality check. I bet they’d also complain if an ambulance parked outside too.”