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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 winner in the first half of extra time in their 2-1 victory against the Danes.
The fine also relates to Three Lions supporters booing during Denmark’s national anthem and setting off fireworks inside the stadium in Wednesday night’s match, which was attended by more than 60,000 fans.
The FA was charged with the three offences after the Three Lions’ win, but sanctions have now followed from UEFA’s control ethics and disciplinary body.
A statement from UEFA read: ‘The CEDB has decided to fine the English Football Association 30,000 euros for the use of laser pointer, disturbances during the national anthems and setting off of fireworks.’
England have been fined £4,300 before for supporters disrupting another side’s national anthem. Three Lions fans have also controversially booed the taking of the knee at times before and throughout the current competition, which ends when they face Italy in the final on Sunday.
But the most serious incident involves the laser pen, which saw a green beam flickered across Schmeichel’s head as England captain Kane was lining up to take his spot kick won by Raheem Sterling.
Schmeichel revealed he told the referee about the laser before the penalty: ‘I did not experience it on the penalty kick because it was behind me on my right side. But I did experience it in the second half.
‘I told the referee. And he went to say something to the other officials.’
Former England striker Stan Collymore has led calls for the fan responsible to be banned for life.
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