The FA was charged by UEFA’s Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body for fans booing the Danish national anthem, setting off fireworks and for the use of a laser pointer, which was shone in Kasper Schmeichel, the Danish goalkeeper’s face, as he prepared to face Harry Kane’s extra-time penalty.
The Football Association has received a £25.6K fine due to the behaviour of some fans during England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark. which included a laser pointer being shone at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
England came from behind to beat Denmark 2-1 after extra time and reach their first major tournament final since winning the 1966 World Cup.
Schmeichel saved Kane’s spot-kick but the England captain tucked away the decisive goal on the rebound.
The laser incident occurred as Schmeichel prepared to face a penalty during extra time of England’s 2-1 win.
TV pictures showed a green light being shone on the Leicester player’s face as Harry Kane lined up his spot-kick. Schmeichel saved Kane’s initial shot but was beaten on the rebound for what proved the decisive goal.
The UEFA Final will be held this Sunday (tomorrow) where Wembley will again host 60,000 fans for the final, with 1,000 supporters from Italy permitted to travel to London for the showpiece. England are playing against Italy in the final of the Euros, For Italy this is their 5th appearance in the finals of the UEFA championship and they last won UEFA Championship in 1968.
A statement from UEFA read: “The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association 30,000 euros for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks.”
In the video below Schmeichel states he was aware of something to his right eye, however not during the penalty kick, but he was more aware of the laser pointer in the second half of the match.