How To Pull A Euro-Sickie With These 10 BOSS Excuses

Whether you're a footie fan or just taking part in the office sweepstake, you're going to need a suitable excuse to leave the office early to catch Thursday's England v Wales game...

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Unless you're living under a rock, you'll know that right now, it's the UEFA Euro 2016 and on this Thursday it's the big game England v Wales. The only thing is, it's a 12pm start - right in the middle of the working day!

Whether you're a super football fan or just taking part in the office sweepstake, you're going to need a suitable excuse to leave the office early to catch the game. 

According to jobs site Reed, nearly one in six working Brits- that's 4.3 million people - admit to 'faking-it' for a day off work - so Thursday's no different! 

Here's the top 10 excuses to give your boss on Thursday:

1. I'm sick

"I just don't want to spread it around the office you see. I'm really just taking one for the team.."

2. A member of my family is sick

"My hubby is too ill to get out of bed. Well someone needs to feed him Alphabetti Spaghetti with all the letters."

3. I'm in A&E

"The queue is really long and there's only one Doctor on and by the time I get seen it'll nearly be time to leave and there's just no point coming in for an hour..."

4. My phone ran out of battery 

Even we can justify this excuse!

5. My dog is sick

"I just don't want him to be alone when he's feeling this way. What if I have to take him to the vets?"

6. I was robbed last night

"They stole my car keys, Oyster card and my bike. I'm sorry I have no means of getting in to work today."

7. I fainted on the the way to work

"My whole life flashed before my eyes. It was really boring."

8. I don't feel like going in 

Good one. Say it like it is. *Puts face in hands*

9. I've broken my leg

Because this was a really easy excuse to carry on. You're going to have to actually get you leg in a cast to pull this one off. Continuity people!

10. I'm locked out of my house

"Even though I don't need to get in to my house whilst I'm at work, I'll just be worrying about it all day. I think I saw the locksmith in the pub actually..."

Come on, we need to be coming up with some better excuses next time or our bosses will know...

Here's to a half day! We hope...