A car salesman in Chicago was fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie he wore to work. According to the owner of the dealership, it might also affect sales as angry Chicagoans might not want to buy a car from a Packers fan. Honestly, as much as it displeases me I think it’s the salesman’s prerogative. However, that salesman should have been more circumspect. After all, the loss was painful for Chicago Bears fans.
That reminded me of that clerk at the Strand bookstore in Union Square. In the basement section where you have the hardbound and coffeetable books, I remember the guy who worked the help counter always wore a Red Sox cap and he would always go into this diatribe against the Yankees (he should have moved to New England). As much as I wanted to decapitate him I guess people are entitled to be Red Sox fans. It wasn't always a pretty sight. One time a Yankees fan tried to slug him and had to be restrained.
Sports and the passions it elicits sure makes us different people.