Calls to ban the fan who pointed a laser pen at Kasper Schmeichel moments before the penalty shootout in the semi-finals of Euro 2020 Bedford News

Controversy continues to surround England’s extra time penalty after TV footage showed a green laser beam aimed at Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

The penalty – and the seconds that followed – proved decisive in the Euro 2020 semi-final game, with Harry Kane scoring the winner to send England to the final where they face Italy.

Raheem Sterling has been accused of winning the penalty for England after crashing too easily under the attention of two Danish defenders in Wednesday’s thrilling semi-final clash.

Referee Danny Makkelie has pointed the finger at the spot – a decision verified by VAR – despite protests from Danish players at a rocking Wembley stadium, including those from goalkeeper Schmeichel.

Schmeichel saved Kane’s penalty before the Tottenham Hotspur striker hit on the rebound to send England to the Euro final for the first time in domestic football history.

But TV footage later showed a green laser pen pointed at Schmeichel’s face in the moments leading up to Kane’s sanction, which was condemned by fans on social media.

It’s unclear whether Leicester City’s stopper was pushed back by the green laser beam – but it was an unsavory moment that drew calls to action against the culprit.

Former England striker turned expert Stan Collymore joined the calls on social media by posting on Twitter: “If anyone has pointed a laser pen at Schmeichel, he wants the ban for life.”

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