UEFA has charged England for use of laser pointer by its supporters during Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley


UEFA has charged England after a laser pointer was directed at Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel during Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley. The goalkeeper had a laser shone in his face before he saved Harry Kane’s extra-time penalty. England are also charged with causing a “disturbance” during Denmark’s national anthem and setting off fireworks. “The case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course,” said a statement from European football’s governing body. “We don’t want fans to be booing teams,” said the spokesman. “We want fans to be showing support and being respectful,”also said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman. The Football Association and UEFA officials searched for the source of the laser pointer when they were first made aware of it being used during the first half of extra time but they were unable to find those responsible.


The Danish FA representatives were asked if they wanted to make an official complaint, but said they did not wish to take the matter any further. However UEFA charge is in full based on Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR). “That sort of thing, nobody wants to see,” ITV presenter Mark Pougatch SAID condemning the actions.