Broadcasters criticised for not cutting away from Eriksen

The football world was shaken by the scenes in Copenhagen as Christian Eriksen collapsed and some, including politicians, have criticised broadcasters for not halting coverage of the pitch sooner after Eriksen collapsed.

SNP MP Gavin Newlands tweeted: “Devastating scenes in Copenhagen. I’m sure we’re all sending our best wishes to Christian and his family. We have to hang on to hope.

“(UEFA), the host broadcaster & the BBC should take a look at themselves. As soon as it was clear what had happened the camera’s should’ve cut away.”

Ian Wright was also unhappy, tweeting: “CUT TO THE STUDIO FFS!!!!”

Jermaine Beckford added: “This needs to cut to the studio now!”

“Christian Eriksen. This is not good for the viewing public, just go back to the studio, just think of who is watching, come on BBC,” Frank Bruno posted.

The BBC has apologised after complaints that it continued to broadcast as Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen received treatment during his country’s Euro 2020 game in Copenhagen, saying: “We apologise to anyone who was upset by the images broadcast. In-stadium coverage is controlled by Uefa as the host broadcaster, and as soon as the match was suspended, we took our coverage off air as quickly as possible.”

BBC presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker responded to the criticism by tweeting: “I understand some of you would have been upset with some of the images shown (we were too).

“Obviously these were the host pictures and out of our control. They should have stayed on a wide of the stadium. Apologies.”

The latest on the player is that he was transferred to hospital and has stabilised. Denmark tweeted that the player “is awake and is set for further examinations”.