​Aldi Let Staff Finish Early For World Cup Final Because 'It's Coming Home'

There's a great deal of excitement ahead of Sunday's World Cup final - especially for England fans, who are pretty adamant that it's coming home.

Well, one supermarket has got so caught up with football fever that it's letting its staff finish early - if England land themselves in the final this weekend.

Breaking the news to customers, Aldi shared a poem on social media that read: "Football's coming home, and so are we. All of our colleagues are finishing at 3."

In the post's caption, Aldi elaborated a little more, explaining that stores would be closing 'when' England reach the World Cup final.

The caption said: "We're pretty sure it's coming home right? Well, if England reach the World Cup Final - sorry, when England reach the World Cup Final - we're gonna close all our stores in England early at 3pm on Sunday 15th July.

"We want our colleagues to be the 12th man cheering on the lads."

Thankfully, shoppers didn't seem too peeved at losing a few hours of shopping time.

One person wrote on Facebook: "I think this is a fabulous gesture! Go Aldi!! I'll be organised and ensure I finish my shopping in the other 6 days and however many hours ahead of 1500!"

Another said: "Good move. I was in Aldi yesterday and said to the checkout staff that it'd have been nice if they could've closed early for the last England game because nobody is going to shop through that anyway."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Someone else said: "Well done Aldi. Great people management and not too shabby with your marketing! You sponsor a lot of our national teams / events and I'm sure that your staff will appreciate this great gesture!

Another commented: "Good for them. Nice to see a big supermarket actually care about their staff."

We'll find out tomorrow if Aldi stores will be closing at 3pm instead of 4pm on Sunday, with it all relying on the outcome of England's game against Croatia.

With the whole nation behind them - including the bosses at Aldi, it seems - fingers crossed it IS coming home.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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