Frank Ruggeri, an 18-year-old high schooler from Palm Bay, has released a petition asking the NFL to change Super Bowl Sunday into, well, Super Bowl Saturday, with some suggesting they make it a Monday holiday instead.

Ruggeri’s argument was that a Saturday Super Bowl game would allow younger fans to stay up late without repercussions to school performance the next day. He first posted the petition to Change.org, but it has gained more momentum recently.

In an appearance on Newsnation’s Morning In America, Ruggeri claimed that “17.2 million people miss work,” on the Monday after the Super Bowl game.

The NFL has yet to respond to the petition. It doesn’t seem likely that this would change the longstanding football tradition, but Ruggeri is still championing his cause passionately.

Super Bowl 56 will take place, for now, on Sunday February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

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