INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

BBC apologizes for the coverage showing Eriksen

Bertrand Traore

BBC have apologized for showing the visuals of Christian Eriksen collapsing down during the Euro 2020. The current Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed during the 42nd minute and the whole stadium was in complete silence.

This event overshadowed the match despite the fact that Finland, the debuters, were victorious against a dejected Danish side. This event shocked netizens and football clubs all across the world and they expressed good luck for the veteran midfielder.

However, Denmark skipper Simon Kjaer was the first player who rushed forward towards his teammate and asked for immediate help. The Danish teammates gathered around him in a circle so as to provide Eriksen with some privacy.

Christian Eriksen visuals by BBC were truly making people upset

An update was provided from the Danish Football Association regarding Christian Eriksen’s

health condition. It was as follows :

The 29-year-old attacking midfielder collapsed all of a sudden just three minutes before the half-time whistle. The match was suspended initially but then after both the teams agreed, the match was continued.

British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC, showed the visuals of the player collapsing and also showing a closer look when he was give CPR. They even showed the visual of his stressed wife standing on the sidelines.

However, they have recently apologized for the visuals. In a BBC statement, TV host Gary Lineker said,

Everyone at the BBC is hoping that Christian Eriksen makes a full recovery of course, and we apologise to anyone who was upset by the images broadcast.”

Lineker even apologized on Twitter following this event. The match could be suspended if the UEFA and the concerned authorities would take a decision. Denmark next face Group B leaders Belgium on Thursday.

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