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Old 01-25-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Man fired in Chicago for wearing Packers tie.

Should have taken off his tie...

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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 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.


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.
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Default Re: Man fired in Chicago for wearing Packers tie.

So is this guy going to start getting offers for jobs with sport teams and get free airline flights to THE TODAY show and tell everyone how crazy everything is and then end up in rehab after being overwhelmed?
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