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The boss of an England fan who pulled a sickie to attend England vs. Denmark has released a strong statement regarding the employee's sacking.
Nina Farooqi, who works as a Digital Content Producer for Composite Prime, was sacked after being caught on TV during England's famous 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday.
Charles Taylor insists they had 'no choice' but to fire Nina after she 'lied' to the company.
The Composite Prime boss said: "It's an exciting time for everyone in England and given the opportunity, we would have encouraged attendance to such an important football match.
"Unfortunately on this occasion our employee lied, taking one day off sick to attend the football match on Wednesday.
"This was in breach of her employment contract and so we had no choice but to take the appropriate action.
"As a business we value honesty and integrity, and we don't tolerate any employee taking advantage of our policies.
"Like many businesses will be doing across the county, our staff will be having Monday morning off to hopefully recover from celebrating an England win."
Bradford resident Nina says the opportunity to watch England in a major international semi-final was too good to turn down.
She told the Telegraph: "It's mixed emotions: we're through to the final, I'm still on that high, but I've also lost my job.
"My friend won the ticket in her work ballot, and knew I'd do anything to get to the game - there was no way I was going to turn it down.
"This hasn't come around since 1996, I vividly remember crying on my mum's sofa when Gareth Southgate missed his penalty, and the football fan in me just couldn't do it. Football is my life."
England face Italy in Sunday's Euro 2020 final as the Three Lions have the chance to end their 55-year wait for a trophy.