UK Daily Mail 
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
A friendly wink and a wave is usually a good welcoming gesture, particularly when the recipient is your newly-elected President.
However it cost one band-member his place in a band after he was caught tipping his head in the direction of Barack Obama during his inauguration celebrations in Washington last week.
Ohio firefighter John Coleman, Drum Major of the Cleveland Firefighter’s Memorial Pipes & Drums, has been given a six-month suspension from his role in a pipe and drum band after CNN caught him giving the nod along with a fleeting wave.