Salesman fired for wearing Packers tie…SMH

25 Jan

OAK LAWN, Ill. — A car salesman in suburban Chicago has been fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie that he wore to work the day after the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to advance to the Super Bowl.

John Stone, 34, says he wore the Packers tie to work Monday at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn to honor his late grandmother, who was a big Green Bay fan.

The sentimental gesture did not impress his boss, Jerry Roberts, who fired him.

“I’m still wondering and baffled why he fired me over a tie,” Stone told “SportsCenter.”

Roberts said that Stone was offered five chances to take off the tie but he refused.

“If he loves the tie more than his job, he’s welcome to keep wearing it — elsewhere,” Roberts said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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