UEFA fine the FA £26,000 after fan shines laser in Kasper Schmeichel's face during England win

BREAKING NEWS: UEFA fine FA £26,000 after crowd trouble during England’s Euro 2020 win over Denmark, after fan shone laser in Kasper Schmeichel’s face, boo Danish national anthem… and set off fireworks at Wembley

UEFA have fined the FA £26,000 after a fan shone a laser pen in Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face during England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win at Wembley.

The incident occurred before Harry Kane saw his penalty saved by the Leicester City keeper, only for the England captain to tuck home the rebound in the first half of extra time. 

The fine also relates to Three Lions supporters booing during Denmark’s national anthem and setting off fireworks and flares during Wednesday night’s match.


The UEFA Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (2-1), played on 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London

Charges against the English Football Association:

• Use of laser pointer by its supporters – Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

• Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthems – Article 16(2)(g) DR

• Lighting of fireworks by its supporters – Article 16(2)(c) DR


The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association €30,000 for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting of fireworks.


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