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Chicagoan Fired For Wearing A Green Bay Packers Tie

Feb 3, 2011

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People get fired for any number of reasons. Wearing the wrong tie isn't usually one of them. Though, all is fair love, war and the rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. As the Chicago Tribune reported after the Bears lost their championship game against the Packers:

John Stone said that when he went to work Monday morning at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn, he decided to wear a Green Bay Packers tie he's had for years to honor his late grandmother, a huge Packers fan.

Little did he know that the seemingly innocent gesture would cost him his job, Stone said.

"I didn't know you could get fired for wearing a tie," said Stone, 34, of Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. "I'm supposed to dress up. I'm a car salesman."

As a certain well-known Chicagoan used to say... And now, the rest of the story:

After hearing WGNTV's report on how a Green Bay Packers tie led to John Stone's demise at Webb Chevrolet, Guy Cesario of Homewood Chevy stepped in.

Cesario called the WGN morning news Tuesday which led to an interview and tour and now John is a salesman at Homewood Chevrolet.

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