UEFA Charge England As Fans Use Laser Against Schmeichel & Jeer National Anthem

England - Denmark - Kasper Schmeichel - Laser- various

England have been charged by UEFA after a fan shone a laser pointer in Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face during Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley.

The incident occurred as Harry Kane took an England penalty in the first period of extra-time.

Schmeichel saved the spot kick before Kane scored the rebound to give England what turned out to be a decisive 2-1 lead.

England have also been charged for ‘disturbance caused by its supporters during national anthem’ and ‘lighting of fireworks by its supporters‘.

UEFA said in a statement: “The case will be dealt with by the UEFA, Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body [CEDB] in due course.”

A tense semi-final turned England’s way midway through the opening period of extra-time when the referee ruled Raheem Sterling had been tripped in the penalty area.

TV pictures showed a green light appear on Schmeichel’s face but he nonetheless blocked Kane’s spot-kick, only for the England captain to score the rebound.

Gareth Southgate’s team will next face Italy in the final on Sunday night at Wembley.