FOOTIE fans are calling for an extra bank holiday if England wins the Euro on Sunday.
A petition launched on July 8, 2021, has already passed a whopping 300,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. Here's what we know.
How can I sign the Bank Holiday petition?
The petition was organised by a man called Lee Jones, who said it would be "beneficial and sensible" to give the country the day off.
He argued that Sunday 8pm is a ''difficult time for families to plan to be together for the event'' and an additional day off would help.
He added that such a ''historic win should be celebrated'' and that the retail and leisure industry needs this opportunity''to make up lost revenues.''
You can sign the petition that has already gathered over 300,000 signatures, here.
Around eight million Brits have already booked the day off to recover from monster hangovers after Sunday night's game against Italy.
Will Monday be a Bank Holiday?
The PM has ruled out springing a surprise bank holiday on bosses this Monday as it will be too close to the final on Sunday night.
But the Sun has learnt he is considering a national day off in August when social distancing and restrictions on big groups meetings will have been swept away so fans can celebrate a Three Lions triumph.
What has been said about Monday July 12 being a Bank Holiday?
Boris Johnson remained tight-lipped about the secret plans but did not rule out a day off for footie fans.
He said: “I think that would be tempting fate – lets see.”
The PM also urged bosses to be soft on workers who turn up late nursing monster hangovers next week.
Asked if he would urge leniency on cheeky workers turning up late, the PM’s spokesman said: "We would want businesses who feel able to consider it if they can.
"But we recognise it will vary depending on the business and company."
Meanwhile, labour leader Sir Keir Starmer backed calls for a bank holiday.
He told The Sun: "Gareth Southgate and our England heroes have made history and made us all incredibly proud.
“If we win on Sunday, the country should get the chance to celebrate it properly, I’d absolutely back a bank holiday and I hope bosses are flexible on Monday morning.”
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