Euro 2020: England fined over $ 35,000 for laser incident in semi-final victory over Denmark


Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel got a laser to his face as England captain Harry Kane showed up to shoot an overtime penalty.

Schmeichel saved the penalty, but Kane jumped on the rebound and his goal proved decisive in a 2-1 victory that secured England’s passage to Sunday’s final against Italy.

UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) confirmed on Saturday that the fine also took into account “disturbances” caused by England fans during national anthems and the lighting of fireworks. artifice by its supporters.

Broadcaster ITV, which televised the game in the UK, showed footage of a green laser pointed at Schmeichel’s face.

“Whoever they are, they’re idiots… it’s stupid and he doesn’t deserve this,” said ITV presenter Mark Pougatch. “That kind of thing, nobody wants to see it.”

After the incident, the English Football Association’s on-site team worked with UEFA to try to find out who had used the laser device.

“The Danish FA representative confirmed to the UEFA Match Manager that he did not want to take the matter any further,” according to the English FA.
The Danish Football Union did not immediately respond to CNN Sport’s request for comment.

Boris Johnson congratulates the England team

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent his congratulations to England players and team manager Gareth Southgate.

“Well I thought it was the most extraordinary game, and obviously I don’t think I’ve ever seen an England team play with such creativity, flair, versatility and keep going like that,” Johnson told reporters Thursday.

“It was total nail pulling. I don’t know about you, but when we conceded that at the start, then equalized, then we ran into extra time.

“It could have gone wrong at any point, but it didn’t and it was just euphoric. Absolutely amazing. So I congratulate Gareth Southgate and the whole team. Better for Sunday.”

Later Thursday, the UEFA Referees Committee announced that Dutchman Björn Kuipers would referee Sunday’s final.

It will be the seventh final of the UEFA competition in Kuipers, according to the European football governing body.

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