HEARTBROKEN Brits have called for a Bank Holiday to mourn England’s tragic defeat in the Euro 2020 final before Boris Johnson makes his decision.
The petition for the Prime Minister to give the UK a national day off has now passed 360,000 signatures after being launched just days ago.
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England fans across the nation are heartbroken by the team’s defeatCredit: PA
Boris Johnson is expected to make his decision on the Bank Holiday soonCredit: AFP
But some were quick to question the fate of the rumoured Bank HolidayCredit: @samjstirling/Twitter
The PM is expected to make a final decision on whether he will grant the four-day August bank holiday weekend soon, The Times reported.
But Three Lions fans now want it to be a day of mourning after being left distraught when the curse of the penalty shoot-out struck again.
The devastating defeat has now set social media alive with questions about the fate of the day of rest.
“Yeah, about that bank holiday…,” one fan wrote.
Another tweeted: “We still get our bank holiday though, right?”
One anguished supporter added: “We need a bank holiday to mourn.”
One fan shared a tweet with an image of Giorgio Chielinni’s shocking foul on Bukayo SakaCredit: @JamieBolton/Twitter
Some were inconsolable after the end of the matchCredit: EPA
Supporters say they need a day of mourning after their victory dreams were snatchedCredit: @igrankabywhosee/Twitter
A post also made light of Giorgio Chielinni’s “disgusting” foul on Bukayo Saka, that saw the Italian captain pull the England player to the floor by the back of his shirt.
The user shared the image alongside the caption, “Boris cancelling the special bank holiday #Euro2020Final #ENGITA.”
Another fan wrote: “Can’t believe a bank holiday was decided on penalties.”
The petition for a Bank Holiday was organised by Lee Jones, who argued it was “beneficial and sensible” to give the country the day off, before it gained nationwide support.
Hundreds of thousands of people have added their names — and Boris previously refused to rule out a day off for millions of hungover workers.
One fan made light of the curse of the penalty shoot-out striking againCredit: @matthaig1/Twitter
Supporters are drowning their sorrows instead of celebratingCredit: @tonysheps/Twitter
One suggested an alternative reason for the Bank HolidayCredit: @aishurrrr/Twitter
But the dreams of a Bank Holiday could now be in tatters after the Azzurri triumphed in a nail-biting encounter.
Penalty shootout misses from Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho saw England fall at the last hurdle after an energetic, composed performance against the Italians.
Fans in the stadium and across the nation wept as Roberto Mancini’s men swarmed keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who palmed away Saka’s penalty to win it for the Azzurri.
Gaffer Gareth Southgate consoled Saka and Sancho, who looked crestfallen after the final whistle. Fans in the stadium embraced – continuing to cheer on the players despite the defeat.
Pictures showed tearful supporters drowning their sorrows in fanzones across the country after a day of high emotions and nervous anticipation.
In the final of the tension-filled tournament, England drew 1-1 before extra time was added. After it went to penalties, Italy were crowned the champions of Euro 2020.
Gareth Southgate’s boys were gutted with the resultCredit: AFP
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