What a way to be caught!
There’s a fine art to pulling a sickie at work and ending up on international television in front of millions of viewers is a part of it.
A woman who ‘pulled a sickie’ to watch England’s semi-final win was sacked after her boss saw her on TV.
Nina Farooqi made an excuse to dodge work after her friend offered her a last-minute ticket to the game at Wembley.
But her face was beamed around the world when a TV camera zoomed in on her and her friend celebrating England’s equalising goal and she was fired less than 12 hours later.