LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May found it too nerve-wracking to observe the ultimate moments of the England soccer crew’s nail-biting win over Colombia late on Tuesday night time, her spokesman stated.
England progressed to the quarter finals of the World Cup in Russia courtesy of their first penalty shootout win within the competitors, ending a decades-long run of heartbreaking exits from main tournaments and sparking mass celebration in London.
But for May, main a minority government locked within the ultimate throes of the nation’s most advanced negotiations because the finish of World War Two on leaving the European Union, the stress in Moscow’s Spartak Stadium was an excessive amount of to bear.
“She actually said earlier she struggles to watch penalties because it’s a nerve-wracking time,” May’s spokesman informed reporters.
Speaking in parliament earlier, May described the win as a “very rare and welcome event” and congratulated the crew.
The opposition Labour Party additionally weighed in, launching a brand new coverage off the again of the historic win by saying the entire of Britain needs to be given a time off to rejoice if England gained the event.
“We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but I think it is the case that Jeremy believes that if England were to win the World Cup there should be a public bank holiday in celebration,” a spokesman for Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn stated.
Reporting by William James; modifying by Stephen Addison