Chicagoland car salesman John Stone was fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work after the Chicago Bears lost to the Packers in the NFC Championship. On Monday, Stone wore his tie to work at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn when he was approached by the General Manager to take it off. Stone thought his boss was joking but was later fired.
“I didn’t know you could get fired for wearing a tie. I’m supposed to dress up. I’m a car salesman,” Stone told WGN News in Chicago.
When asked about the incident, Webb Chevrolet General Manager Jerry Roberts said the dealership had done promotions with the Chicago Bears. “I don’t feel that it was appropriate for him to go directly in contrast with an advertising campaign that we spent a lot of money on.”
But things are looking up for Stone, not only are his Packers going to the Super Bowl, but he has been offered a job at nearby Chevrolet of Homewood.
General Manager Guy Cesario said, “Good salesmen are so hard to find…. To put somebody’s livelihood in jeopardy because of a tie is just idiotic.” Cesario relates to Stone because he is a Chicago Cubs fan who grew up on the South Side… too bad he can’t relate to Stone that he is a fan of a winning team.