Jurgen Klinsmann, the coach of the United States' soccer team, tried to give American fans a free day off work today to enjoy the match.
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The German-born coach penned a personal "get out of work free" letter that he encouraged bosses to sign this morning.
"I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace but I can assure you that it is for an important cause," Klinsmann wrote in the letter, which was tweeted by U.S. Soccer.
The big moment has arrived. Here's a look at whether employers are following Klinsmann's cue and signing off on a sick day.
Olympian Lolo Jones, who has competed in track and bobsled, tried to use the note as an excuse to get out of practice. Jones didn't say whether it was successful.
I sound like a kid but I'm serious. Real talk. pic.twitter.com/51jEb1eMZq— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) June 26, 2014
While everyone can agree that a day off from work to watch the game sounds nice, the note was met with varying reactions on Twitter.
Jessica Farley tweeted at U.S. Soccer that her boss signed off on the letter.
Scott Bonner said he didn't even need the note -- his bosses had something even better planned.
However some fans of the red, white and blue were left feeling a bit...blue.
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