It was horrific to witness the scenes in the Euro 2020 football yesterday, as Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapsed against Finland.
In what was actually Finland’s first ever match at a major tournament, I looked up just as Denmark’s Eriksen fell to the ground. It could definitely be argued that the cameras should’ve panned away sooner. BBC were quick to point out that UEFA control the footage!
I didn’t expect a happy outcome but one solace was that the match was being played in Denmark. Fortunately, after receiving on-field CPR for an alarming amount of time, Eriksen survived.
The match restarted later in the evening. Finland went onto win 1-0 with Denmark missing a penalty…
There will be heroes in this tournament, the winning team, the scorer of a great goal… but the medical staff, in this case Denmark’s, can consider themselves heroes!