Government reportedly 'considering extra bank holiday if England win 2020'
Let's all meet in the pub on Monday!
If England manages to bring it home, then the country will understandably be set aflame in celebration; after all, this hasn't happened in over five decades. The government were reportedly up late talking about how to celebrate the occasion, with the idea of a bank holiday being passed around for discussion. Imagine this, you wake up hungover and feeling gross, only to return to the pub for more drinks and a fat English breakfast.
There has, of course, been a petition online by the name of "Give the UK a Bank Holiday on Monday, July 12th if England wins Euro 2020." The description reads as follows:
"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."
But now, POLITICO has reported that government ministers believe a bank holiday could be the best course of action. Let's face it, the nation will be hungover, shirtless, and undoubtedly smothered in red and white paint. You can't exactly go to work in River Island when you smell Stella and bad life decisions.
Boris Johnson was questioned on the matter and said: “I think that would be tempting fate - let’s see what happens.”
However, sources have told the Mirror that they had heard nothing of a possible bank holiday. With multiple sources saying varying things, it only cements that things are still very much up in the air.
🚨🚨 | BREAKING: Some in Whitehall want a bank holiday on Monday if England win the Euros
— Politics For All (@PoliticsForAlI) July 8, 2021
However, with the final only three days away, this obviously poses logistical difficulties. Furthermore, Gareth Southgate and key players could be up for knighthoods. However, if you are going to knight one, knight them all. Regardless of Westminsters decision, I am sure if we all send pleading messages to our bosses then it will be chill.
Exelby foods are cutting Boris to the chase and closing their stores on Monday regardless of the result:
SORRY OUR SHOP WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY 12th JULY
We are not waiting for Boris to make it a bank holiday 🥅⚽️🏴😉 pic.twitter.com/AWBZjW3dZ5
— Exelby Foods (@ExelbyFoods) July 7, 2021
England will face Italy on Sunday, marking the conclusion of this historic tournament. Hopefully, the stadium will be devoid of laser pens and full of Sweet Caroline!