Long-suffering Capitals fans finally got to celebrate a Stanley Cup on Thursday night.
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DC deputy mayor writes tardy note for joyous Capitals fans

Washington Capitals fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate late Thursday. The team's 4-3 victory in Game 5 gave the franchise its first Stanley Cup in the 44-year history of the team.

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For those fans who celebrated late into the night, D.C. Deputy Mayor Keith Donahue wrote a tongue-in-cheek tardy note for Friday, WRC reported.
Donahue tweeted a note signed by the DC Government that fans can fill out and present to their employer, WRC reported. 

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However, it is not a real note.

The note says that "Due to the #ALLCAPS victory last night, your valued employee was Rocking the Red and being DCProud well past a reasonable hour."The note also puts in a request for a sick day in advance of the victory parade in honor of the Capitals' first NHL crown, WRC reported.

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