Boris Johnson was full of appreciation for England manager Gareth Southgate succeeding the state side’s 2-1 victory over Denmark in additional time, but would not be tired on whether the trainer would be satisfied with a knighthood.
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister has said stating the day after the Euro 2020 final a national holiday would be “tempting fate”.
Johnson spoken about the carefulness on Thursday against jinxing the effect of Sunday night’s European Championship final in contradiction of Spain at Wembley after an official online petition to declare Monday a bank holiday in party passed the 100,000-signature threshold wanted to trigger a discussion in Parliament.
The PM was brimming with approval for the England group and their manager Gareth Southgate after Wednesday night’s fine 2-1 victory over Denmark in extra time — which Johnson joined with his newly-wed wife Carrie among the crowd of more than 60,000.
Requested if the manager was up for bravery — as Sir Alf Ramsey conventional for leading England to victory in the 1966 World Cup, he was fitted lipped.
“I obviously wouldn’t want to anticipate anything that the honors people may decide, but I think Gareth Southgate has done an outstanding job,” Johnson said.
And when pressed on the bank holiday petition, Johnson answered: “I think that would be tempting fate, let’s see what happens.”
But an authorized Lay down Street orator later said the PM was not ruling it out.
“I don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of Sunday’s match,” the spokesman said. “We want England to go all the way and win the final, and then we will set out our plans in due course.”
The petition on the UK government website was almost at 200,000 signatures at 5 pm on Thursday.
“England may be playing a European Championship Final at 8 pm on Sunday 11th July,” it read. “It would be beneficial and sensible to give the country the day off the next day if England wins, in the form of an extra Bank Holiday Monday.”
Ned Donovan, journalist and legislative writer pointed out that royal approval was wanted to state a public holiday.
The sputniknews stated, “The PM landed himself in another controversy on Wednesday night when he was photographed leaving Wembley stadium in the back of a Range Rover without a face mask, despite his security detail and wife wearing them”.