Social Pictures: IMAGE x Cartier with Paul Sheeran
Social Pictures: IMAGE x Cartier with Paul Sheeran

IMAGE

The game of life: how to navigate failed expectations
The game of life: how to navigate failed expectations

Lia Hynes

Recreational cannabis culture in Ireland gets a style makeover
Recreational cannabis culture in Ireland gets a style makeover

IMAGE

Kelly Rowland’s new Netflix series and ‘Dune: Part Two’ – what to watch this week
Kelly Rowland’s new Netflix series and ‘Dune: Part Two’ – what to watch this week

Sarah Finnan

Copenhagen Fashion Week first-timers on what the chaos is really like
Copenhagen Fashion Week first-timers on what the chaos is really like

Oyindamola Animashaun

Supper Club: This Basque-style chicken dish is everything we want right now
Supper Club: This Basque-style chicken dish is everything we want right now

Meg Walker

This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures
This Dublin home has been given a makeover full of warm tones and inviting textures

Megan Burns

How to stop seeking validation from others
How to stop seeking validation from others

Niamh Ennis

Stylist Zoe Redmond on her favourite fashion finds
Stylist Zoe Redmond on her favourite fashion finds

Sarah Gill

Tried and Tested: The IMAGE team tries popular gut health supplement Symprove
Tried and Tested: The IMAGE team tries popular gut health supplement Symprove

Shayna Sappington

Image / Editorial

You don’t have to love football to have been affected by the tragic scenes at the Finland Denmark game


By Amanda Cassidy
12th Jun 2021
You don’t have to love football to have been affected by the tragic scenes at the Finland Denmark game

There were heartbreaking scenes as footballer Christian Eriksen was given CPR at the European Championship game

Questions have been raised about why the BBC continued to broadcast the heartbreaking scenes as midfielder Christian Ericksen was given CPR during the European Championship game this evening.

The Inter Milan player collapsed about 40 minutes into the game with no other players near him at the time.

The game in Copenhagen was suspended following the medical emergency.

His teammates, some of whom were in tears, created a barrier around the player while the 29-year-old received medical treatment.

But there has been criticism of the coverage which saw some TV stations continue to broadcast and zoom into Eriksen’s face as he was being resuscitated. Other stations showed the footballer’s wife in tears as she waited to see him.

But you don’t have to love football to understand the devastation the entire stadium felt for the Danish player. Spectators were seen crying and clutching one another as the medical team performed CPR for several minutes.

The Finnish team left the pitch after a few minutes and the game was called off. Medical teams erected sheets around the player as he was stretchered off the pitch.

Thousands have taken to social media to share their prayers for a full recovery for the former Spurs player.

Meanwhile, journalists in Copenhagen this evening are reporting that Eriksen is in a stable condition as he receives treatment in hospital.