The Coach of the US Soccer Team Wrote You a Note To Get Out of Work


This should come in handy today.

Jürgen Klinsmann, the US men’s national soccer team coach, signed the following tongue-in-cheek letter excusing American employees from work on Thursday. The US is playing Germany in a highly anticipated World Cup match.

Here’s the get-out-of-work letter, via the US Soccer Twitter feed:

US Soccer excuse note world cup

@ussoccer/Twitter

If you tried to use this on your boss, please do tell us how it went in the comments below. Go USA!

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