Car salesman fired for wearing Packers tie to work

OAK LAWN, Ill. (KTRE) - The rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears runs deep... and just cost one man his job.

Monday, the day after the Packers beat the Bears for the NFC championship, car salesman John Stone showed up for work in Chicago wearing a Packers tie and got fired. The Illinois dealership had done promotions for the Chicago Bears, who were defeated by the Packers.

The Packers will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. The sentimental gesture did not impress his boss, Jerry Roberts. Roberts says the dealership has done promotions involving the Bears and he was afraid the tie could alienate the team's fans and make it harder to sell cars.

Roberts adds that Stone was offered five chances to take off the tie but he refused. Stone's boss has relented but Stone says he won't return. He's been offered another job.

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