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Gov. Cuomo Responds To U.S. Team, Gives State Workers Long Lunch Break

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FILE – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hey, it’s better than nothing!

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave all state workers an extended lunch break Thursday to root on the U.S. in its World Cup match against Germany.

Cuomo’s letter came in response to a series of light-hearted tweets from the U.S. Men’s National Team and coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who wrote a letter of their own imploring America’s bosses to give their workers the day off.

Here’s the letter from New York’s top dog, in full:

“Dear Coach Klinsmann,

“I was pleased to read your letter providing American soccer fans with a form excuse to their boss requesting time off to watch the USA-Germany match today.

“The State of New York stands strongly behind Team USA. Therefore, I am approving an extra hour for an extended lunch today for every New York State employee, beginning at 12:00 PM, so they can root Team USA on to victory.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish you and the entire team the best of luck. New York believes that we will win.

“Best regards,

“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo”

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