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Lambeau stadium worker claims he lost his job unfairly

In sports, coaches and players are often let go when they don't deserve it.

But in Green Bay, it's a 22-year veteran of the stadium's maintenance crew who said he unfairly got the boot.

Mike Wood told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he was fired for something he told Packers' coach Mike McCarthy three days before their emotionally-charged game against Brett Favre and the Vikings.

He said he told McCarthy "Let's get the boys ready to kick some butt this weekend."

Wood then thought nothing of it until Sunday, when the field manager said he heard Wood tell the coach, "Don't lay an egg."

Wood denied saying that. But he told the Journal Sentinel the facilities manager confronted him about it moments later and before he knew it, he was escorted out of Lambeau.

In a statement, the Packers confirmed Wood's firing, and said his supervisors determined he made an inappropriate comment.

The Packers said they have standards of conduct that apply to all employees, full-time and part-time.

At 53, Wood said it was going to be his last year anyway but it was not the way he expected to go out.

He said he'll go to his grave knowing he didn't tell the coach not to lay an egg.