EURO 2020: England faces disciplinary charges over ‘laser pointer’ attack on Schmeichel

EURO 2020: England faces disciplinary charges over ‘laser pointer’ attack on Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel was targeted with a laser pointer (Picture: ITV)

The Three Lions of England are facing disciplinary proceedings from UEFA following their Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night.

UEFA has charged England fans for using a 'laser pointer' – a clearly visible luminous green light- to attempt to distract Kasper Schmeichel prior to Harry Kane's goal in the 14th minute of extra time.

Although Schmeichel saved Kane's initial spot-kick, he was unable to stop Kane from netting the rebound which proved decisive as the Three Lions booked a place in their first final at a major tournament since 1966.

The penalty was deemed controversial after replays showed that there was little contact on Raheem Sterling prior to his fall in the Denmark 18-year-box which led to the penalty,

UNILAD reported that UEFA, on July 8, said there had also been a disturbance during the singing of the national anthem, and an incident in which a supporter lit fireworks.

England is thereby facing three counts stated below, per The Independent:

  1. Use of laser pointer by its supporters – Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
  2. Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem – Article 16(2)(g) DR
  3. Lighting of fireworks by its supporters – Article 16(2)(c) DR

The charges are set to be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body in 'due course' as England face Italy in Sunday's final at Wembley.

Related Stories

No stories found.
WuzupNigeria
wuzupnigeria.ng