Wow this is hard core!

A car salesman in suburban Chicago has been fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie that he wore to work the day after the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to advance to the Super Bowl.

John Stone, 34, says he wore the Packers tie to work Monday at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn to honor his late grandmother, who was a big Green Bay fan.

The sentimental gesture did not impress his boss, Jerry Roberts.

Roberts adds that Stone was offered five chances to take off the tie but he refused.

"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 is a father of two who had worked at the dealership for a month and a half, according to the newspaper. He said that he has been a Packers fan since he saw running back Ahman Green play.

via Chicago-area car salesman fired for Green Bay Packers tie - ESPN Chicago.

I guess the car dealership spends a lot of money advertising with the Chicago Bears, but do you think this is going too far?