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England Fans Calling For Bank Holiday ‘To Mourn Loss’

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England Fans Calling For Bank Holiday ‘To Mourn Loss’

England fans have called for a bank holiday to 'mourn' after losing the Euro 2020 final last night to Italy.

The tournament ended with a dramatic win for Mancini's side after going to penalties, but it left England fans still wanting the extra bank holiday they have been asking for if England won.

England fans taking their anger out on a bin after the final. Credit: PA
England fans taking their anger out on a bin after the final. Credit: PA

But instead of using it to celebrate, fans want a day of to mourn England's defeat in the Euros.

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Many have taken to social media to share their thoughts:


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As it stands, there are more than 300,000 signatures on the petition launched to request a bank holiday if England won.

It read: "England may be playing a European Championship Final at 8pm on Sunday 11th July. It would be beneficial and sensible to give the country the day off the next day if England win, in the form of an extra Bank Holiday Monday.

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"Sunday 8pm is a difficult time for families to plan to be together for the event - knowing we have an additional day off the next day would significantly help this. Furthermore, a historic win should be celebrated. It would be expected for the winning team to parade the trophy, and a Bank Holiday would be a perfect time to do this.

"Also, English people would naturally want to continue to enjoy the win, giving the retail and leisure industry a much-needed opportunity to make up lost revenues."

Very eloquently requested, but it wasn't to be, with Boris Johnson brushing the request off.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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According to The Sun, officials drew up proposals for a national day off so fans can celebrate England's victory (hypothetically).

And, asked during a visit to energy company Bulb's central London headquarters on Thursday about the prospect of a bank holiday if England beat Italy in the final, Mr Johnson said: "I think that would be tempting fate; let's see what happens."

The 57-year-old PM has reportedly ruled out the possibility for a surprise bank holiday on Monday because it would be too close to the final for bosses to grant at the last minute.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News

Amelia Ward
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