English FA fined €30,000 by Uefa for laser pen incident

English FA fined €30,000 by Uefa for laser pen incident

After a laser pointer was directed at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during England's Euro 2020 semi-final win on Wednesday, and the English Football Association has been fined €30,000 for that.

The punishment, which was confirmed by European regulatory body Uefa on Saturday, also takes into account disruptions at Wembley during national anthems and the lighting of pyrotechnics inside the stadium.

After the game, the FA was charged with the three offenses, and fines were applied following a review by Uefa's control, ethics, and disciplinary authority.

During extra time of England's 2-1 triumph, Schmeichel was hit by a laser as he prepared to face a penalty.

As Kane lined up his spot-kick, a green light was shone on the Leicester player's face on television. Schmeichel saved Kane's first shot, but was beaten on the rebound for the game-winner.

Uefa also looked into the booing of the Danish national anthem before the game, which drew over 60,000 spectators, as well as the use of fireworks by some fans.

A statement from Uefa read: “The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association 30,000 euros for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks.”


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