So Many People Booked Monday Off Work Because They Thought England Would Win World Cup
You might notice a few empty seats in work tomorrow, which may be down to the fact that so many England fans were convinced that Gareth Southgate's men would lift the World Cup trophy for the first time since 1966.
It became a running meme that 'football was coming home' when the Three Lions progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Even a petition was created to make Monday 16th July a national bank holiday to celebrate England's World Cup victory.
:flag_black: Right all... give us a helping hand here to make Monday 16th July a national bank holiday to celebrate England's #WorldCup win and football's arrival home :flag_black:https://t.co/AMx6dYcFGK- Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) July 4, 2018
There was no many more confident than Castleford's Jamie Richardson, who went and spent money on a tattoo that said: "England 2018 World Cup Winners"
But as we all know, it just wasn't meant to be and the country mourned what was a romantic journey to the semi's.
Working with 4 English lads who booked Monday off work during the week but rang the boss today and told him they were available , to which he replied "nah you booked it off lads enjoy the World Cup final"- Aaron Dunne (@DUNNERstpatsfc) July 12, 2018
Boss is Irish :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:
It was a time of hope. Every fan believed that it could have actually happened. These bunch of lads were full of confidence after smashing the group stages, which lead some to book time off to recover from winning the World Cup final.
Here are some of the best reactions on social media:
Today would of been the day the whole of the UK would've been in the pubs, gardens and venues getting absolutely smashed cheering on England in the World Cup final :weary::weary::weary: Can you imagine the reactions if we scored and won the final. Monday would of been a complete write off :joy:- Tyler (@TyRippon) July 15, 2018
Regretting booking the Monday off now england arnt in the final :tired_face:- Nathan Morton (@nathanmorton81) July 13, 2018
My m8 actually booked Monday off from work thinking England would win WC- عطاءالله :flag_af: (@Luardak_Sage) July 12, 2018
Today he sent me a snapchat of him emailing his boss saying
"turns out I will be in on Monday"
So I went castlefield bowl got soaked with beer england lost and then went home to bed top night :ok_hand: and Mondays still booked off work :weary:- Steven Yarwood (@steyards10) July 12, 2018
Nah my colleague booked Thursday, Friday and Monday off because he thought England are going to the final LMAOO- . (@BodegaaCat) July 12, 2018
What could have been.