A petition calling for an extra bank holiday should England defeat Italy on Sunday and win the European Championships has been backed by 16,000.
Unfortunately, a bank holiday at the moment seems unlikely – with the government refusing to entertain the idea at present.
But a petition on Change.org reads: “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.”
The government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures. At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.
The petition, started by Lee Jones, comes ahead of England versus Italy at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday night.
“By convention the Queen acts on the advice of ministers. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is the government department responsible for bank holidays,” Parliament’s website explains.
Sign the petition HERE.
During England’s journey to the 2018 World Cup semi final, where the Three Lions lost to Croatia, there was a similar call.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn even backed the shouts back in 2018, suggesting Gareth Southgate’s side’s exploits were worthy of an extra day off work.
Mr Corbyn backed calls for an extra bank holiday but it remains to be seen whether one is suggested formally in Parliament this year.
The Three Lions are into the final after beating Denmark 2-1 in extra-time last night.
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