Famous figures share messages of support to family of Christian Eriksen
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Famous figures share messages of support to family of Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen's family has received messages of sympathy from politicians and celebrities after the Danish midfielder fainted on the pitch during his country's Euro 2020 match against Finland.

Shortly before halftime, the midfielder collapsed at the Parken Stadium, leaving players from both teams visibly distressed.

Denmark tweeted an update that read: "Christian Eriksen is awake and is (set) for further examinations at Rigshospitalet (hospital)."

Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker, who was in the BBC studio for the match, tweeted: "Thank heavens. Some hope. Thoughts are with him and his family."

Fabrice Muamba, the former Bolton midfielder who collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup game in 2012, tweeted "Please God" following the incident.

Other players posting similar tweets for the Denmark midfielder included former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and Manchester United's former right-back Gary Neville as well as current England and Aston Villa forward Jack Grealish.

David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham and shadow justice secretary, tweeted: "Prayers and thoughts for Danish and Spurs Legend Christian Eriksen.

"We are all rooting for you brother."

London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "Deeply upsetting scenes in Copenhagen.

"My thoughts right now are with Christian Eriksen, his family, and everyone in Denmark and around the world praying for his recovery."

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