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Fox wants you to call out sick the day after the Super Bowl. It even has a name now

Will you call out sick for #SuperMonday?

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl LIII football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta.
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl LIII football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta.
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A new Fox Sports ad says it’s OK for you to call out sick the day after the Super Bowl.

What’s going on: Fox Sports ran a new advertisement Sunday during the NFL Divisional Playoffs, showing employees acting upset that they have return to work the day after the Super Bowl.

  • The ad explains 17 million people took the day off.
  • The trailer’s “Mayor of Monday” tells audiences that they can do better and raise that number.
  • Fox Sports: “Listen to the Mayor of Monday! Ask your boss for the day after Super Bowl LIV off now.”
  • The ad includes Paul Lieberstein, who played Toby Flenderson on “The Office.”

Some context: The “Super Monday” campaign began with the commercial, which aired during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

  • More spots will air on Jan. 19 during the NFC championship and during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, according to Variety.
  • More actors including Will Arnett, Rob Lowe, Jason Biggs, Bellamy Young and Liv Tyler will be involved in the campaign, too, according to Variety.

Yes, but: Fox advises people to take caution and act responsibly. That is to say, only take the day off if you can, according to Variety.