The BBC is facing huge backlash over its decision to continue running pool images of the moment midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s first Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday.
The 29-year-old player was given life-saving CPR on the pitch after falling to the ground 42 minutes into the ground, with Denmark captain Simon Kjær clearing his teammate’s airways and signalling to the medics they needed urgent help.
And while Eriksen is now stable and conscious in hospital thanks to the speedy response from the pitchside team, the BBC is facing questions over why it continued to run the live images while Eriksen was in medical distress.
“The help came really fast from the medical team and the rest of the staff with their co-operation, and we did what we had to do and managed to get Christian back. He spoke to me before he was taken to hospital.”
The Denmark players were given the option of continuing play or resuming the match at noon on Sunday, but chose to carry on playing after hearing Eriksen was recovering.
They lost 1-0 to Finland with head coach Kasper Hjulmand pointing out many of the players were “emotionally done and emotionally exhausted”.
They will be offered therapy to talk through what they witnessed on the pitch, he added.
Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/ian-wright-slams-bbc-not-24308201