“Thank you for everything you have done for me!” Eriksen, who fell to the ground and fainted at the European Championships, is currently in a stable condition. On the 13th, he said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport: “Thank you, I am not. I will give up. I feel better now, and I want to know what happened.” The Danish Football Association issued a statement on the 13th, saying, “We talked with Christian Eriksson and he greeted his teammates. The situation is stable. , But need to continue to be hospitalized for further examination.”
Eriksson’s fate was hanging by a thread
In the 43rd minute of the European Championship Group B match between Denmark and Finland on the 12th, Danish player Eriksson suddenly fell to the ground and the game was suspended. The Danish team doctor Morten Bosen confirmed on the 13th that Eriksen suddenly fell to the ground due to a cardiac arrest, but the reason is unclear. Bosen said at the press conference that the cardiac arrest caused Eriksen to be close to death for a while, but fortunately, the timely cardiac defibrillation allowed him to escape from the dead. The Danish coach Helmand said that Eriksson does not have many memories of the accident, and he even wants to return to training on the court now.
The “Givemesport” website asked on the 13th: Can the 29-year-old Erickson return to the professional arena? The Spanish newspaper “Aspen” quoted the analysis of cardiologists, saying that sudden falling to the ground and fainting are rare in elite athletes. Eriksson has a 98% chance of arrhythmia. Next, he may undergo catheterization, and after receiving treatment, he can judge whether he can continue his career.
Should the game continue?
According to Reuters, due to Eriksson’s emergency, the Group B match between Denmark and Finland was interrupted for a while and restarted after about 1 hour and 45 minutes, ending with a 1-0 win by the Finnish team. Former Danish internationals Peter Schmeichel and Michel Laudrup were dissatisfied with UEFA’s “resumption of the game” approach, and they believed that the players could choose the opportunity to fight again. Denmark coach Helmand said: “In retrospect, I don’t think we should be back on the court.” The goal net stated that Helmand blamed the failure on the team’s “depressed mood”. He believed that ” (Rematch) is very difficult for the players, they don’t even know if they will lose their best friend.”
UEFA stated that the game restarted “at the request of the players of the two teams”. But Caspar Schmeichel, Peter Schmeichel’s son, did not agree. The Danish goalkeeper said that for himself, it was the worst two hours of his football career. Peter Schmeichel bluntly stated in a live broadcast on the BBC, “The rematch is a ridiculous decision made by UEFA. UEFA should show a little sympathy, but they did not”.
BBC “brings trauma to the entire country”
“In the case that the camera did not stop shooting, the medical staff provided emergency rescue to Eriksson.” The British “Independent” accused the BBC of “improper behavior”, although the Danish team players formed a wall to protect Eriksson’s privacy. But some fans said that through the BBC live footage, people can easily see the rescue picture. In this regard, English football star Ian Wright even expressed his dissatisfaction with swear words on social platforms and asked the broadcaster to switch the camera to the studio.
The BBC argued that the broadcast footage is not under its own control, and UEFA is responsible for the specific content presented on the footage. After the game was suspended, the BBC stopped broadcasting the picture. The Australian News Network said that the BBC’s live-streaming of the rescue footage attracted fierce criticism from fans. Some viewers thought the BBC’s performance was “unacceptable”, and some viewers emphasized that “BBC has brought trauma to the entire country”. Some fans said that watching the rescue video in real time made him feel uncomfortable, while others commented: “The BBC needs to consider privacy issues more seriously and make reasonable plans for such emergencies during the live broadcast. Whether it is to release the player’s wife crying The footage, or the live broadcast players undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is unacceptable.”
After receiving a large number of complaints, the BBC apologized on the 13th. Its spokesperson said: “We apologize to anyone who is upset by the live broadcast.” Gary Lineker, who is in charge of BBC game coverage, said: “I know the live broadcast. The pictures will have a bad effect, and these shots also make us feel uneasy. In the 25 years of doing this job, this is the most difficult, painful and emotional broadcast I have ever participated in. (Hope you ) Get well soon, Christian Eriksson.”