England charged over laser-pointer shame

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UEFA is investigating the pointing of a laser astatine the cardinal infinitesimal of England's Euro 2020 semifinal triumph implicit Denmark connected Wednesday.

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had the laser shone successful his look arsenic England skipper Harry Kane stepped up to instrumentality an extra-time penalty.

Schmeichel saved the penalty, but Kane pounced connected the the rebound and his extremity proved decisive successful a 2-1 win which ensured England's transition to Sunday's last against Italy.

European football's governing assemblage said it had opened disciplinary proceedings and has charged England with the usage of a "laser pointer by its supporters."

A laser is shined connected Kasper Schmeichel's face. (Twitter)

UEFA said its disciplinary probe volition besides look astatine "disturbance" caused by England supporters during the nationalist anthem and the lighting of fireworks by its fans.

Broadcaster ITV, which televised the lucifer successful the UK, showed footage of a greenish laser being pointed astatine Schmeichel's face.

`"Whoever they are they're an idiot ... it's anserine and helium doesn't merit that," ITV presenter Mark Pougatch said. "That benignant of thing, cipher wants to see."

After the incident, the English Football Association's on-site squad worked with UEFA to effort and find who had utilized the laser device.

England triumph arguable penalty

"The Danish FA typical confirmed to the UEFA Match Manager that they did not privation to instrumentality the substance immoderate further," according to the English FA.

The Danish Football Union did not instantly respond to CNN Sport's petition for comment.

The disciplinary lawsuit volition beryllium dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.

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