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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
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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.

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