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UEFA Euro 2020

Kasper Schmeichel told referee about laser being pointed at him against England

Ross Jackson
Kasper Schmeichel told the referee about the laser being pointed into his eyes
Kasper Schmeichel told the referee about the laser being pointed into his eyes / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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Kasper Schmeichel has revealed he was aware of the laser being pointed at his face by a member of the crowd against England and that he told the referee about it.

Images emerged after the game that showed a green laser being shone into the eyes of the Danish goalkeeper during his side's 2-1 semi-final defeat to the Three Lions.

Initial theories suggested the laser may have disturbed Schmeichel in the build-up to Harry Kane's penalty - a spot kick that the Leicester man saved before Kane tapped home the rebound - but he's now revealed it only impacted him in the second half of the game and that he told the referee about it.

"Yes [I was aware of the laser], I did not experience it on the penalty kick because it was behind me on my right side, but I experienced it in the second half," he told reporters (via Sky Sports). "I told the referee and he went to say something to one of the other officials."

UEFA have now confirmed that England have been charged because of the incident, while they've also been charged with 'disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem' after Three Lions fans booed the Danish national anthem prior to kick off.

Despite having a laser shone directly at his face in the second half of the clash at Wembley, Schmeichel went on to produce one of the best performances of the tournament so far as he pulled off a string of brilliant saves to keep his side in the game.

The Danish shot-stopper's superb save from a Harry Maguire header ensured his side made it through to extra time with the scores locked at 1-1, and he was hugely unfortunate to end up on the losing side as Denmark exited at the last-four stage.


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