More than 300,000 Brits have signed a petition calling for an official day off on Monday if England win the Euro 2020 final.
It was launched after a nail biting 2-1 extra-time victory over Denmark, with Garetrh Southgate’s men set to battle it out with Italy this Sunday from 8pm.
The petition was set up on the Parliament website on Thursday (8 July) and has now passed the 300k mark and rising – and any submission that passes 100,000 signatures can be considered and debated by Parliament.
Lee Jones, who created the petition, justified the need for a bank holiday, saying: “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.
He continued: “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.”
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