England has been charged by the UEFA after a laser pointer was shone into Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face during Wednesday night’s match at Wembley.
Television images have shown how the green light was on his face just before Harry Kane took the extra-time penalty that scored England the first time in a football final in 55 years. While Schmeichel managed to save the kick, Kane scored the rebound securing us with a 2:1 victory to reach the final against Italy.
The UEFA is also charging England with causing a ‘disturbance’ during Denmark’s national anthem and setting off fireworks. In a statement from the European football’s governing body,
“The case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course,”
Denmark fans are also feeling slightly bitter over the awarding of the penalty with Danish journalist Carsten Werge commenting that all the other international papers couldn’t understand it being awarded.
On Sky Sports News he said
“I have to say, Sterling is a fantastic player and a fantastic diver. You could see that gave them the penalty. It was a pity the game was settled because of that situation because I think England would have won in the end, they were the better team.
“We weren’t satisfied. We don’t like players to dive.
“Kane is also a very good diver. Maybe you have just adapted to the European way of playing football…”