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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Packing It In

DALLAS () -- A grocery clerk, fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers' shirt to work, is negotiating with his former employer to get his job back.


But Sam Young, who disobeyed an order to wear Dallas Cowboys' colors or his regular uniform to work Saturday, said Monday he may hire a lawyer if a meeting scheduled Tuesday with Minyard Food Stores doesn't go well.


Young said he was fired when he didn't follow a company memo telling employees they could wear Cowboys T-shirts, sweatshirts and jerseys.


"Saturday, I came in wearing a Packers shirt. He [the manager] told me I was out of uniform and to change into uniform. I said, 'As long as other people are wearing sports shirts, I should be allowed to wear the one of my choice.'


"And he said, 'I have no other choice but to terminate you ... right on the spot.'"


J.L. "Sonny" Williams, president of the Texas-based company, told a local television station the dress code was in place "because we've had association with Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys through Coca-Cola for the last three years."