The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) reports that Danish footballer Christian Eriksen is in stable condition following an on-field collapse Saturday that forced the temporary suspension of a sanctioned EURO 2020 ‘Group B’ classification match between Denmark and Finland.
Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.
— UEFA (@UEFA) June 12, 2021
Eriksen’s sudden collapse took place near the end of the first half, with the score tied 0-0.
The match has since resumed.
The game is restarting????????? I don’t even think the Belgium game should go ahead nevermind this one. Madness!! Let the players go and be with their families? Play tomorrow? Anything. Playing tonight is crazy??
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) June 12, 2021
Fans Highly Critical of Live Coverage and Photo Ops
Fans who were watching in real time Saturday were aghast at select news outlets’ live televised and digital print media coverage.
Unibet Poker ambassador David Lappin was one of several high profile poker personalities to call out what many felt was inappropriate coverage of potentially tragic moments on the Parken Stadium Copenhagen pitch.
Should have been an Insta cut to the studio the second the medics came running over
— ChristovJN (@christovjn) June 12, 2021
Hands of Victory creator Kim Lund likewise criticized the live TV coverage.
CAN WE NOT HAVE WATCH THIS UNFOLD ON LiVE TV?!!
— Kim Lund (@InfiniteEdgeKim) June 12, 2021
New York Times readers who post on Twitter were especially upset at the use of an image (since removed) showing Eriksen being attended to as teammates seemingly formed a perimeter around Eriksen to shield him from such “breaking news” photo opportunities.
Appalling I should say .
— nanajeph (@nanajeph01) June 12, 2021
Meanwhile, partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard shared a link to a live talkSPORT audio feed that fans can listen to for the latest updates on Eriksen’s condition.
BREAKING: UEFA confirm Christian Eriksen is stable and has been taken to hospital.
Stay tuned to talkSPORT for updates.
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 12, 2021
Match Resumed – Halftime Report
Denmark and Finland remain tied 0-0 with the second half of the match expected to play out in its entirety.
Readers are encouraged to follow official league, team, and personal account on Twitter for updated information related to Eriksen’s condition.
Parken hyllar Christian Eriksen. Finska fansen ropar ”Christian”, danska svarar ”Eriksen”. pic.twitter.com/mOFLq3gAqg
— Michael Wagner (@MicGWagner) June 12, 2021
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