Woman who called in sick is fired after boss saw her on TV watching football match at the stadium

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A lady from Yorkshire paid an enormous worth for mendacity that she was sick solely to be seen at the stadium watching semi-final football match between England and Denmark.

Digital content material producer Nina Farooqi pretended to be sick so she may journey from Ilkley, west Yorkshire, to London for the Euro semi-final match.

She mentioned her buddy had received last-minute tickets by way of a poll and that her firm was unlikely to provide her the time without work attributable to being short-staffed. So she did what many individuals in that scenario usually do. She called in sick!

But in an unlucky flip of occasions, and regardless of believing she was unlikely to be noticed in a crowd of 60,000 followers, Farooqi’s face was broadcasted to the thousands and thousands of individuals watching the sport at house.

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She mentioned her telephone ‘blew up’ at half-time, with messages from mates in Australia and the US who informed her they saw her on TV.

Farooqi additionally found that even a TV presenter Stacey Dooley had shared the footage on Instagram.

But her work had nonetheless not contacted her, so she maybe thought they did not see her. However, throughout her 6 am prepare again house, her boss phoned and informed her to not come in.


The 37-year-old informed The Daily Telegraph: ‘They said they’d seen I’d been at the sport, and I used to be sincere about why I did it. But I did not get any sympathy at all and so they mentioned that is it. That’s their name and the consequence of what I did.

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“There is a little bit of remorse, nobody needs to get fired, however then additionally I’d have hated the remorse of lacking out. I’d do it yet again.

“This hasn’t come round since 1996, I vividly bear in mind crying on my mum’s couch when Gareth Southgate missed his penalty, and the football fan in me simply could not do it. Football is my life.”

Farooqi mentioned she used her workplace job to fund her journeys to football video games whereas freelancing as a football photographer and video producer and that mates in the ladies’s sport had rallied spherical to supply affords of recent work for her.

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She added: ‘This hasn’t come round since 1996, I vividly bear in mind crying on my mum’s couch when Gareth Southgate missed his penalty, and the football fan in me simply couldn’t do it. Football is my life.’

England defeated Denmark 2-1 in the semi-final match and can now face Italy in the last on Sunday.



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