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Over 200,000 people sign petition for a bank holiday if England win the Euros

Over 200,000 people have signed a petition to have Monday off work as a bank holiday if England win Euro 2020.

England will clash with Italy in the first major international tournament final since the 3 Lions won the World Cup back in 1966.

The match kicks off at 8pm on Sunday evening and England fans have demanded an ‘emergency bank holiday’ if we win the trophy.

The petition is hosted on the Parliament website and reads: “Sunday 8pm is a difficult time for families to plan to be together for the event – knowing we have an additional day off the next day would significantly help this.

“Furthermore, 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.”

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “I don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of Sunday’s match. Clearly we want England to go all the way and win the final, and then we will set out our plans in due course.

“We will hopefully, when England go on to win, then go on to set out our plans.”

Businesses who are able to give employees time off on Monday should consider doing so in an event that England bring the trophy home.

The spokesperson added: “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,”