- 23-years after Scotland last qualified for a major football tournament, fans were dealt the crushing blow of a 2pm kick-off on a workday for their first game this summer
- Snickers is asking Government to give Scotland the day off so that the nation can enjoy the match
- Mars Wrigley has offered to give every adult in Scotland a free SNICKERS bar if the Bank Holiday on June 14th is granted
Slough, UK, 7th June 2021 — One of the world’s largest chocolate bar brands, SNICKERS has today called on Government to give everyone in Scotland the day off on Monday June 14th, the date the nation plays their first football match in a major tournament for over 20-years.
If the Bank Holiday request is granted, the confectionery giant, Mars Wrigley, has pledged to offer every adult in Scotland a free SNICKERS bar*.
The news comes after Scots were dealt a crushing blow when event organizers announced that their first game at a major tournament this century would kick-off at 2pm on a Monday afternoon, a workday. Meaning that Scotland will come face to face with the Czech Republic when fans are still at work.
The SNICKERS brand is looking to right this wrong and has launched a Change.org petition to try and convince the people in power to give the nation the day off. Brits can sign the petition and show their support by going to Change.org/Snickers4Scotland.
Brenna Mulholland, Snickers Head of Holidays said:
“23-years after Scotland last qualified for a major tournament, their first game this summer kicks off at 2pm. On a Monday. During work hours. We think this is unacceptable. So, we’re out on the campaign trail asking Government to give everyone in Scotland the day off. If they do, there’ll be free Snickers for Scotland.”