EURO 2020

England Hit With Fine After Fan Shone Laser Pointer at Kasper Schmeichel in Semi-Final Win

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Laser pointer was aimed at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before a Harry Kane penalty
Laser pointer was aimed at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before a Harry Kane penalty / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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England have been charged by UEFA after a fan shone a laser pointer in Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel's face during Wednesday's Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley.

The incident occured as Harry Kane stepped up to take his penalty in the first half of extra-time. The Leicester man saved the penalty, but Kane scored on the rebound to give England a decisive 2-1 lead.

England have also been charged for "disturbance caused by its supporters during national anthem" and "lighting of fireworks by its supporters".

UEFA said in a statement: "The case will be dealt with by the UEFA, Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body [CEDB] in due course."

If the allegations prove to be true, England face a fine of €8,000, while each firework would result in a fine of €500. Booing a national anthem would also result in a financial penalty, especially since the FA have repeatedly informed fans to respect opposition anthems during games.

Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said: “Uefa are looking into that, that’s a matter for them but it’s not something we would want to see.”

Johnson also urged fans not to boo teams during their national anthem. “We don’t want fans to be booing teams. We want fans to be showing support and being respectful,” he said.

England are looking to win their first major final since lifting the 1966 World Cup as they take on Italy at Wembley on Sunday.

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