The England Football Association has been fined £ 25,630 after a fan pointed a green laser pointer at the Danish goalkeeper in England’s victory in the Euro 2020 semi-final.
ITV footage showed Kasper Schmeichel a green light moments before he parried Harry Kane’s penalty in overtime.
The England captain then netted the rebound in the net for what turned out to be England’s game-winning goal in the 2-1 win that earned the team a historic berth in the final against Italy tomorrow (11 July).
The fine, confirmed by UEFA, the governing body of European football, also takes into account boos from English supporters of Denmark’s national anthem and fireworks fired inside the stadium.
The FA was charged with all three rule violations after the game.
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ITV’s Mark Pougatch called the fan laser light intervention on television.
He said: “One thing we spotted just as Harry Kane took the penalty that is completely unacceptable and ridiculous… Look, someone has a laser pen in the stands.
“Whoever they are, he’s an idiot, him or her, and we can just hope that didn’t deter Kasper Schmeichel because it’s stupid and he doesn’t deserve it.
“That kind of thing that nobody wants to see.”
During the match, Denmark scored their only goal in the 30th minute thanks to a free kick from Mikkel Damsgaard, but within 10 minutes an own goal from Simon Kjaer evened things out.
Kane’s overtime penalty sealed England’s victory.
England face Italy in the final tomorrow with kick-off at 8 p.m. ET.