A petition for the Italy v England Euro 2020 final to be replayed might ACTUALLY be debated in Parliament – if only briefly.
England were defeated by Italy on penalties on their home turf, so you can imagine why the fans are feeling a little bitter in wake of the contest.
So bitter, in fact, that a petition for the game to be replayed has, at the time of writing, surpassed 140k signatures.
The gripe among the England fans was the Italian players’ behaviour throughout, notably THAT Giorgio Chiellini ‘tackle’ on Bukayo Saka.
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) July 11, 2021
Pictures courtesy of the BBC
The petition organiser, Sharon Guilmen, issued an update to her fellow discontented England supporters a few days ago.
“I am working on sending as many emails to agencies and possible people who will be able to help and assist more. Carry on sharing and commenting, signing, doing everything you can. Let’s try our hardest to get our country a fair chance!”
As per the guidelines issued by the UK government themselves, any petition which is posted on the http://thepetition.parliament.uk/ website that surpasses 100k signatures will be considered for a debate in Parliament. Although this petition is not on the official parliamentary site, the sheer numbers indicate that a similar petition on the Parliament UK website would garner similar traction
With this one far surpassing that point, there is a genuine possibility that the UK MPs could be debating whether the Euro 2020 final should be replayed (subject to a new Parliament.UK petition being created and exceeding the threshold).
Unfortunately for those hoping to see football have a second chance at coming home, this has virtually no chance of passing through Parliament, and they definitely don’t have the authority.
It’s a nice try, though!
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