abrice Muamba was among the throng of celebrities and footballers who shared prayers and thoughts for Christian Eriksen after his shocking CPR on the pitch after he collapsed at the Euros.
Fabrice Muamba, the former Bolton midfielder who collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup game in 2012, simply tweeted “Please God”.
Former England striker Gary Lineker apologised after the shocking images of Eriksen’s face and distraught wife watching on helplessly from the sidelines were zoomed in on by host cameramen.
He tweeted: “We will be back on air at 7.25 on @bbcone.
“I understand some of you would have been upset with some of the images shown (we were too).
“Obviously these were the host pictures and out of our control. They should have stayed on a wide of the stadium. Apologies.”
Viewers were quick to praise Anthony Taylor the referee for stopping the game so quickly and the Danish players for shielding Eriksen from cameras as he received CPR. Kasper Schmeichel was hailed for checking on Eriksen’s wife and the player lying behind the screens.
UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden was among those who posted online about the “awful scenes” witnessed at the match in Copenhagen, as Eriksen’s teammates surrounded him to protect his privacy.
The midfielder dropped to the ground at the Parken Stadium shortly before half-time, leaving players from both teams in clear distress.
Uefa later said the former Tottenham player had been transferred to hospital and stabilised.
It said the match would be restarted on Saturday evening “following the request made by players of both teams”.
Denmark tweeted an update which read: “Christian Eriksen is awake and is (set) for further examinations at Rigshospitalet (hospital).”
Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker, who was in the BBC studio for the match, tweeted: “Thank heavens. Some hope. Thoughts are with him and his family.”
Writing on Twitter shortly after the incident Mr Dowden said: “Awful scenes at Denmark v Finland Euros game. Thoughts with Christian Eriksen and his family.”
Other players posting similar tweets for the Denmark midfielder included former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and Manchester United’s former right-back Gary Neville as well as current England and Aston Villa forward Jack Grealish.
David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham and shadow justice secretary, tweeted: “Prayers and thoughts for Danish and Spurs Legend Christian Eriksen.
“We are all rooting for you brother.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: “Deeply upsetting scenes in Copenhagen.
“My thoughts right now are with Christian Eriksen, his family, and everyone in Denmark and around the world praying for his recovery.”