On Sunday, England’s Lionesses won the Euro 2022 final beating Germany 2-1 and fans are calling for an extra bank holiday if they win.
Goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly secured the win for Sarina Wiegman’s side and brought football ‘home’ for the first time since 1966.
Now the prime minister, Boris Johnson is facing calls to give us an extra bank holiday to honor the Lionesses’ victory, after the PM refused to rule it out during the men’s competition last year but did concede that announcing it prematurely would have been “tempting fate.”
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Bank holiday is now trending on Twitter with people demanding that Johnson honors his pledge from last as after all the only thing that has changed on the pitch are the players and their genders. It’s still the same game and the same achievement.