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You’re Fired! Man Fired For Wearing Green Bay Packers Tie

Packer Backer
Jean Lachat, Sun-Times

Some people take their football very seriously.  The city of Chicago is still licking its wounds after Sunday’s upset, in which the beloved Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers.

34 year-old John Stone is an exception.  He’s a Chicago-area resident who loves the Green Bay Packers – and showed his support Monday in the form of neck wear.  He was fired Monday morning.

Stone’s boss at Webb Chevrolet, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn gave him more than one opportunity to remove the green and yellow necktie.

Stone quoted his boss in Tuesday’s Chicago Sun Times:

“He said, ‘You have two options,’ ” a furious Stone said later Monday. “Remove the tie, or you’re fired.”

“When I didn’t, he said, ‘You can leave, you’re fired.’ Does that sound fair to you?”

Stone, a father of two who had worked at Webb Chevrolet for a month-and-a-half, grew up in Chicago’s Roseland community but said he’s supported the Packers since he first saw former running back Ahman Green play.

“I was just showing my love for my team and it was a nice, smart tie that matched my clothes — none of the customers minded: they had a sense of humor about it.”

Roberts agreed that no customers had complained about the tie when Stone was asked to remove it at 10:30 a.m., and that Stone was a good salesman who sold 14 cars last month.

But he said the tie was “salting the wounds” of Bears fans including himself and that it “makes it harder to sell cars in what’s already a competitive sales environment.”

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