Illinois man fired for wearing Packers tie -

Illinois man fired for wearing Packers tie

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) -- A Chicago man fired for refusing to remove the Green Bay Packers tie he wore to work the day after the Packers beat the Chicago Bears says he doesn't care that his former boss has relented -- he's not going back.  

John Stone was working as a car salesman at Webb Chevrolet in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. He says he wore the Packers tie Monday to honor his late grandmother, who was a big Green Bay fan.  

But Stone's boss, Jerry Roberts, said the dealership has done promotions involving the Bears and he was afraid the tie could alienate Bears fans.  

Roberts now says Stone can come back if he wants, but Stone says he won't. He's also been offered a job by another Chevrolet dealer.  

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