10 Jul England fined €30,000 for fan laser pointer at Euro 2020 semifinal vs. Denmark
The English Football Affiliation have been fined €30,000 ($36,000) after a fan aimed a laser pointer into the eyes of Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel throughout England’s Euro 2020 semifinal victory at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
The FA had been charged by UEFA on Thursday for using a laser pointer by their supporters, a disturbance brought on throughout the pregame nationwide anthems and lighting of fireworks by followers outdoors of the stadium throughout England’s 2-1 extra-time victory over Denmark.
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A fan pointed a laser into the eyes of Schmeichel when England captain Harry Kane stepped as much as take a controversial penalty in extra-time, given after winger Raheem Sterling was introduced down by midfielder Mathias Jensen. The Leicester Metropolis goalkeeper saved the penalty, however Kane scored the following rebound.
Followers within the stadium may be heard booing the Danish nationwide anthem earlier than kick-off.
UEFA stated in an announcement on Saturday: “The UEFA Management Ethics and Disciplinary Physique (CEDB) has determined to high-quality the English Football Affiliation €30,000 for using laser pointer, disturbances throughout the nationwide anthems and setting of fireworks.”
Greater than 60,000 followers will probably be admitted at Wembley for the ultimate on Sunday as England look to win their first main event because the 1966 World Cup after they face Italy.