Harry Kane’s day off
A petition to grant an extra bank holiday if England win the final of the European Championships at Wembley on Sunday has received more than 300,000 signatures.
The thing with this is, all the people who were out in the pubs on the Sunday would get the Monday off, but all the people who had to work in the pubs serving them would still have to get up and go to work on the Monday as hospitality doesn't shut down for bank Holidays.
Those who sign should be forced to work for free on Monday and donate their day’s wages to charity when Italy win.
Of course! Another bank holiday would be great.
No. If I was in work on the Monday with a hangover after Hibs beat Rangers 3-2 in the greatest cup final in football history, then people can be at work after some Mickey Mouse international rubbish.
No. Is the government going to pay the employers for the lost hours? I don’t think so. Maybe we should get a holiday if they lose, then we could all celebrate together on Monday.
The answer to the question is, would the whole country have got a bank holiday if it was Scotland in this position? No, I doubt it, but because it’s England we are supposed to let there be a bank holiday. My answer would be no; it’s getting hyped up to hell and they’ve still got another game to play yet.
No! Did it happen when Andy Murray won Wimbledon twice? He was classed as British then, but now he's out he's just Scottish!
Hang on, people don't want a day off work? I'm wanting Italy to win, but we might as well take what we can get if it goes the other way. Where do I sign?
No. They don’t save lives or do anything important. They are just overpaid overrated prima donnas. It would just be business as usual if it was Scotland or Wales. Key workers who kept the country running throughout lockdown don’t get a pay rise or bank holiday for what they did, so why should a football team?
Why not? The Tories are doing their best to shut down the country as it is.
They’re not going to win a football game, but for a diving event they would get the gold medal.
Don't be so ridiculous. It is football.
No danger! Would this be the case if it was any of the other ‘home nations’? I highly doubt it!
I would rather muck out a stable.
Never mind the holiday, the biggest joke is they want the whole England team to receive knighthoods if they win. Seriously … that would be a slap in the face to all the key workers who worked their socks off during the first lockdown.
No, just give them the George Cross - seems to be worth nothing anyway if they can give it to hard-working NHS.
Fair enough if it was the World Cup, but c’mon, calm down, it’s the Euros.
Nothing is going to be open anyway. Might as well pretend like they control it.
Why? We live in a world now where existing bank holidays are not really taken anymore to the same extent. Companies that trade or deal with other countries need to have staff working to deal with any enquiries or orders.
David John Rossiter
England can have one. Nothing to do with the rest of UK.
The NHS all getting double time for working it? I think not!
No, I’d prefer a media blackout.
Good grief, it’s only a game of football – grow up.
Signed by 300,000 folk who are about to go back to work once furlough ends!
just laffin at this nonsense. Some people can’t even get a day off for hospital appointments.
People will sign anything to get a day off.
And you wonder why people don’t like England!
Mairi Taylor Kirkwood
Why would the UK get a bank holiday?