It didn't even take 24 hours for Chicago-area resident John C. Stone to get another job offer after being fired for wearing his Green Bay Packers tie to work on Monday. He was let go from his position as a car salesman at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn after refusing a request from his manager to remove the green and yellow tie.
Stone, the father of two, says he thought manager Jerry Roberts was kidding when he called him into the office and asked him to ditch the team logo neckwear. But Roberts says he was very serious, claiming that he asked Stone five times to remove the tie, saying it "salted the wounds" of Bears fans who were still raw after the Packers beat the hometown team to advance to the Super Bowl the day before.
Roberts also said Stone's visible support of the team was bad for the Bears-loving business, and could undermine some of the advertising deals and promotions that Webb has with the Bears.