he BBC has apologised following complaints that it continued to broadcast as Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen acquired emergency therapy throughout his nation’s Euro 2020 recreation towards Finland.
The midfielder dropped to the bottom on the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen shortly earlier than half-time, leaving gamers from each groups in clear misery.
Politicians and celebrities shared messages of assist for the household of the previous Tottenham participant, who’s reported to be awake and recovering in hospital.
In a press release, the BBC stated: “We apologise to anybody who was upset by the pictures broadcast.
“In-stadium protection is managed by Uefa because the host broadcaster, and as quickly because the match was suspended, we took our protection off air as rapidly as potential.”
The primary spherical match between the 2 nations was suspended however resumed at 7.30pm “following the request made by gamers of each groups”, based on Uefa.
Denmark tweeted an replace which learn: “Christian Eriksen is awake and is (set) for additional examinations at Rigshospitalet (hospital).”
UK Tradition Secretary Oliver Dowden was amongst those that posted on-line concerning the “terrible scenes” witnessed on the match in Copenhagen, as Eriksen’s teammates surrounded him to guard his privateness.
Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker, who was within the BBC studio for the match, additionally apologised for the protection however stated they “had been the host photos and out of our management”.
He added: “They need to have stayed on a large of the stadium. Apologies.”
Writing on Twitter shortly after the incident, Mr Dowden stated: “Terrible scenes at Denmark v Finland Euros recreation. Ideas with Christian Eriksen and his household.”
Fabrice Muamba, the previous Bolton midfielder who collapsed after struggling a cardiac arrest throughout a televised FA Cup recreation in 2012, tweeted “Please God” following the incident.
Different gamers posting comparable tweets for the Denmark midfielder included former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and Manchester United’s former right-back Gary Neville in addition to present England and Aston Villa ahead Jack Grealish.
David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham and shadow justice secretary, tweeted: “Prayers and ideas for Danish and Spurs Legend Christian Eriksen.
“We’re all rooting for you brother.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: “Deeply upsetting scenes in Copenhagen.
“My ideas proper now are with Christian Eriksen, his household, and everybody in Denmark and around the globe praying for his restoration.”