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Four State Soccer Fans Skip Work for World Cup


Soccer fans across the Four States got together to watch the U.S. team compete in the World Cup.

Some fans even skipped work to watch the men's national team play Germany.

"I left work to come here. I'll admit it," says Ryan Waggoner, manager at Crabby's Restaurant.

He says employees playing hooky to watch the World Cup doesn't bother him.

"You give a little leniency and go yeah go ahead and do it we'll find somebody to work for you for something like this," says Waggoner, "This is world cup. It happens every four years, we have a huge game upon us, everybody's gotta be watching it."

A number of people we spoke with say they called in to work for the big game.

They didn't want to be interviewed on camera so their bosses can't see them.

In one case a supervisor brought his employees out for an extended lunch break to catch some of the action.

"It's been fun for us," says Steve Beykirch, general manager of Eagle Beverage, "It's been kind of a team building exercise for several of us to come out during the lunch hour and watch this game and enjoy it. Everybody's pretty involved with the game. It's been fun."

Waggoner says that people might not admit they're skipping out on work.

"Everybody's playing a little hooky today and if they're not they're liars."

The World Cup runs through July 13th.
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