John Stone, a 34-year-old Packers fan, was fired on Monday morning after wearing a Packers tie to work at a Chevy dealer in Oak Lawn, Ill., a Chicago suburb.
Webb Chevrolet general manager Jerry Roberts fired Stone (pictured to the left) for refusing to remove his green-and-yellow tie.
"He said, 'you have two options,'" Stone said Roberts told him. "'Remove the tie, or you're fired.'"
Stone is a father of two who worked at Webb Chevy for a month and a half. He said he's been a Packer fan ever since he saw Ahman Green play.
"I was just showing my love for my team and it was a nice, smart tie that matched my clothes — none of the customers minded: they had a sense of humor about it."
Roberts agreed no customers complained, and that Stone was a good salesman who sold 14 cars last month. But he said the tie was "salting the wounds" of Bears fans.
The dealership also spends $20,000 a month advertising with the Bears on a local radio station, WBBM. And they sponsor a "Most Valuable Bear" award that is handed out after each game.
Stone has already landed on his feet at another Chevy dealer.