UEFA tell television directors to ‘use common sense’ and cut away from serious injuries following Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest after complaints BBC footage was too intrusive
UEFA have reminded their television directors to cut away from potentially serious injuries after Christian Eriksen‘s cardiac arrest, amid disputed claims that the Danes were told they may have to forfeit the match.
Sportpos understands that officials made their feelings clear to in-house broadcasters after many complained that coverage of the incident was too intrusive.
They were reminded to use common sense in future and to go to a wide shot.
UEFA have told television directors to cut cameras away from serious injuries at Euro 2020
Many complained television coverage of Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest was too intrusive
Eriksen collapsed 40 minutes into Denmark’s match with Finland on Saturday. The game was initially suspended, but the sides returned around two hours later to complete the final 50 minute.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand later said the game should not have resumed.
And former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel told ITV’s Goeie more Brittanje Maandag: ‘I saw an official quote from UEFA saying they were following the advice of the players, the players insisted on playing — I know that not to be the truth.
Denmark have claimed they were told they may have to forfeit the game if they didn’t finish
‘Of, it’s how you see the truth. They were left with three options: to play immediately and get the last 50 minutes played, to come in yesterday at 12 noon and finish the 50 minutes and the third option was to forfeit the game, 3-0.
‘So work it out for yourself. Is it the players’ wish to play? Did they have any choice really? I don’t think they had.’
A UEFA spokesperson said: ‘UEFA is sure it treated the matter with utmost respect for the sensitive situation and for the players.’