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Euro 2020: England fined £ 25,630 after laser pointer shone on Danish keeper in semi-final UK News

The English Football Association has been fined £ 25,630 after a laser pointer was pointed at the Danish keeper during the Euro 2020 semi-final match in England.

TV footage showed a green light on Kasper SchmeichelHarry Kane’s face just before he saved Harry Kane’s penalty – only for the England captain to score the rebound.

Fans also booed the Scandinavian country’s national anthem and set off fireworks inside Wembley Stadium.

The FA was charged with all three offenses after the game.

England won 2-1 to qualify for Sunday final against Italy.

Kane's penalty was saved by the Danish keeper
Kane’s penalty was saved by the Danish keeper

The fine, confirmed by UEFA’s European governing body, also takes into account disruption to the national anthems at Wembley and the outbreak of fireworks.

More than 60,000 people attended the semi-final, and a similar crowd is expected for the final – the first for England in 55 years.

A UEFA statement read: “The CEDB has decided to impose a fine of € 30,000 on the England Football Association for using a laser pointer, disruption during the national anthems and fireworks.”

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English supporters get on the buses

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman condemned the use of the laser by a supporter.

“UEFA is looking into this, it is their business but it is not something we would like to see,” Mr Johnson said.

He also urged fans not to boo the teams during their national anthem.

“We don’t want the fans to boo the teams. We want the fans to show their support and be respectful,” he said.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-10 11:21:00

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