Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old Denver Broncos fan who lives in Washington. With Peyton Manning and company set to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, Wentz has been put in an awkward spot. He probably didn’t think it would cost him his job.
Wentz used to be the manager at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma. On Sunday, employees were supposedly told that they were welcome to wear football jerseys to work to show off their team spirit on the day of the NFC and AFC Championship games. When Wentz showed up wearing a Broncos jersey, he was sent home.
“I thought, wow. Really?” Nathaniel’s father Randall told King 5 News.
Randall said he called and asked to speak to the store’s owner but never received a call back. The next day, Nathaniel was informed that he had been fired. Apparently the store owner only meant that his employees could wear Seahawks jerseys to work, though Nathaniel said he did not specify.