Car Salesman Fired Over Packers Tie in Chicago - Would Alienate Bears Fans, Boss Says
By Marty Cox
Jan 26, 2011
The Chicago Bears are not going to the Super Bowl this season after being defeated by the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship, and a car salesman in Chicago is out of a job because he refused to remove his Green Bay Packers tie on the day after the NFC Championship game.
The boss said the tie would alienate Chicago Bears football fans.
John Stone was working as a car salesman at Webb Chevrolet in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn and wore the tie after the Packers' victory over the Bears in honor of his late grandmother.
The boss told the employee to take the tie off several times and on the last try he fired him.
"If he loves the tie more than his job, he's welcome to keep wearing it -- elsewhere," boss Jerry Roberts said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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