Canada’s men’s soccer team takes the world stage this Wednesday and NorthStar Bets wants all Canadians to have a stat holiday to watch the game.
Calling all bosses, Canada plays its first World Cup game in almost 40 years this November 23 and for many, it’s right in the middle of our work day. The betting site is “urging” Canadian employers to give its employees time off during the day to watch the match with the first-ever “90-minute stat holiday.”
“Canadian soccer fans have waited 36 years for this moment, and we want to ensure every Canadian has the opportunity to cheer on the Canadian squad,” said Michael Moskowitz, CEO and a founding partner of NorthStar Gaming.
“We hope that a 90-minute ‘stat holiday’ will provide a sense of togetherness and patriotism, while demonstrating our nation’s pride of Canada’s men’s soccer team. Canadians have a long and rich history of rallying around marquee hockey, baseball and basketball moments, and now it’s time to show our support for our soccer team.”
NorthStar Gaming will also team up with the hosts of soccer podcast Footy Prime, alongside former Canadian men’s national soccer team players Craig Forrest and Jimmy Brennan, podcast co-hosts James Sharman, Brendan Dunlop, Dan Wong, and Jeff Cole, to rally Canadians behind the stat holiday.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with NorthStar Bets and encourage fellow Canadian soccer fans to take time out of their busy days to watch Canada take on the world for the first time in almost 40 years,” said Forrest.
“Our Canadian roots compel us to rally behind our athletes for one of the world’s biggest sporting moments in history. We look forward to sharing this experience with Canadians across the country.”
BRB… we’re asking for a 90-minute stat!