Packers Fire Worker for Comment Toward McCarthy

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GREEN BAY - Lambeau Field maintenance worker Mike Wood will be watching Packers games at home from now on.

That's after he got canned for making an off-hand remark to Packers Coach Mike McCarthy.

Wood tells the Journal Sentinel he yelled, "Hey coach, let's get the boys ready to kick some butt this weekend," while McCarthy chatted with crew members as the Packers were getting ready to play the Vikings November 1st.

Wood got let go the following Monday after Green Bay lost to Minnesota.

A supervisor told him McCarthy thought he'd heard Wood say "don't lay an egg", which Wood denies.

"I did not fire anybody in the maintenance department.  I can tell you that." said Packers Coach Mike McCarthy on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News." 

"I'm not in charge of the maintenance department."

The Packers issued a statement, saying Wood's bosses determined he made an inappropriate comment and was relieved of his duties.

Wood put in 22 years with the team, but also works for the City of Green Bay.