Think Chicago Bears fans are a little butt hurt about losing the NFC Championship game to the Green Bay Packers?
Jerry Roberts sure as hell is.
Roberts fired John Stone on Monday after he refused to remove a Packers tie he claims to have work to honor his late grandmother, a Packers fan. Stone worked for Roberts at Webb Chevrolet in suburban Oak Lawn.
“If he loves the tie more than his job, he’s welcome to keep wearing it — elsewhere,” Roberts said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Stone was furious when he spoke to the newspaper.
“He said, ‘You have two options,'” Stone said, according to the newspaper. “Remove the tie, or you’re fired.
“When I didn’t, he said, ‘You can leave, you’re fired.’ Does that sound fair to you?”
Stone only worked at the dealership for a month and a half, but was reportedly a good salesman. He sold 14 cars last month and while no one complained about the tie, Roberts found a reason to fire him anyway.
“We spend $20,000 a month on advertising with the Bears on WBBM during the season, and we have Bears players including Corey Wootton driving loaner vehicles, and here was a salesman openly undoing that work,” Roberts said, according to the Sun-Times.
Stone was able to find a job at another dealership, this morning.