Office work gets the boot during World Cup games

The World Cup kept plenty of office workers from doing their

jobs.

According to ESPN, fourteen percent of Americans surveyed said

they or a friend broke work rules to watch the tournament in South

Africa.

The cable network Monday cited research by Knowledge Networks’

Total Touch that found 77 percent of out-of-home Internet usage

during World Cup matches occurred at offices and 50 percent of

out-of-home ESPN mobile use was at offices.

Eighteen percent of people said they or a friend wore their

favorite team’s World Cup jersey to work during the tournament from

June 11 to July 11, and 5 percent said they or a friend broke up

with a significant other because of the World Cup.