Euro 2020: Uefa opens investigation against England for use of laser against Denmark

Euro 2020: Uefa opens investigation against England for use of laser against Denmark

Uefa accuses English fans of using a laser pointer at certain moments in the game, such as during the penalty kick taken by Harry Kane.

THE Uefa, the governing body of European football, announced this Thursday that it has opened an investigation against England for the fact that its fans used lasers, fireworks and disrespected the Danish anthem during the semifinal match of the Euro Cup, played on Wednesday, at Wembley.

UEFA accuses English fans of using a laser pointer at certain times of the game, such as during the penalty kick taken by Harry Kane, 13 minutes into the second half of overtime, as well as flares and fireworks. Riots during the Danish national anthem were also recorded by the entity.

The case will be dealt with by UEFA’s control, ethics, and discipline body, and a resolution is expected to be announced shortly as the competition ends on Sunday.

England eliminated Denmark 1-0 in extra time after drawing 1-1 in the 90 minutes. The English will dispute the European title for the first time and the opponent will be Italy, who beat Spain in the penalty shootout, after a 1-1 draw also in normal time.

England has not won a relevant international title since the 1966 World Cup when they hosted the competition and defeated Germany in the final.