A Chicago car salesman fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie is upset that his termination came over a football necktie. John Stone wore the necktie in honor of his late grandmother who passed away, he told the Chicago Tribune.
Alas, Stone worked for a car dealership in Bears country. His grandmother was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers who beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday in the NFC championship game to advance the Super Bowl.
His boss, Jerry Roberts, asked him to remove the tie, which he felt was unnecessary salt in the wounds of Chicago Bears fans. Stone says he at first believed Roberts was kidding. He was later approached on the sales floor where Roberts demanded he remove the tie. Stone declined, leading to his immediate termination, the Chicago Tribune reports.