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Boris Johnson Urged To Declare A National Holiday The Day After Euro 2020 Final

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Boris Johnson Urged To Declare A National Holiday The Day After Euro 2020 Final

England is officially through to the Euro 2020 final against Italy after a nail-biting 2-1 win over Denmark in the semis.

The national side will compete in its first major grand final in 55 years and the whole country has understandably gone nuts with footy fever.

The final will take place on July 11, which is this coming Sunday.

Considering there will be people up and down the country who will be packing into pubs and gearing up for one hell of a showdown, many are calling for July 12 to be a national holiday.

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Social media is awash with calls to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to give everyone the day off regardless if England wins or loses.

There will either be raucous celebrations or feverish commiserations after the match and no one will want to go to work on the Monday, so it only makes sense for the country to be spared that fate.

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One football Facebook community said: "Dear Boris Johnson, I am writing to you on behalf of everybody who lives in England, to give us a national holiday on Monday, because football is officially coming home. Yours sincerely, The Entire Nation."

Another Twitter user added: "England in a major tournament final? Surely this calls for a national holiday."

A third wrote: "If England make it to the final Monday the 12th July has to be a national holiday! Call a 1 day lockdown on all businesses that aren't hospitality."

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You can only imagine all the pubs, restaurants and bars that would be packed if that were to happen.

Bosses have been called on to give staff time off to watch games throughout the tournament so they can cheer on the national side.

TUC (Trades Union Congress) asked employers to implement flexibility in the office, even if meant making the time up at a later date.

General secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Bosses should talk to their staff and try to let people who want to watch games do so - at work or at home - and then claim back the time afterwards.

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"Whether it's about major sporting events like Euro 2020, attending a medical appointment or picking up the kids from school, allowing people more flexibility in how and when they do their work makes them happier.

"It cuts absenteeism and raises productivity."

You could argue the whole of England will need that come next Monday.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, News, Euro 2020

Stewart Perrie
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