Sports Fans Enraged With ESPN As Euro 2020 Coverage Remained Fixated On Christian Eriksen Being Resuscitated

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  • 29-year-old midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s first Euro 2020 match.
  • Medics were forced to use resuscitative measures such as chest compressions and a defibrillator.
  • Sports fans were left disgusted with the fact that the entire situation was broadcast on live TV, with camera even appearing to show his wife in tears.

Sports fans were left furious with ESPN’s Euro 2020 coverage after the camera feed remained trained on Christian Eriksen while he was being resuscitated by medics on the pitch.

Eriksen, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder, scarily collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of the match between Denmark and Finland, prompting medics to use resuscitative measures such as chest compressions and defibrillation. Thankfully, despite how horrifying the scenes were, reports indicate that Eriksen is conscious and stable, and has been taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and tests.

As the scene was unfolding, enraged sports fans took to Twitter to express their disgust with the fact that the camera feed remained live and trained on Eriksen, and even his wife, during the entire ordeal.

However, while fans assumed the error was solely ESPN’s, former Deadspin writer Timothy Burke claimed that the images were controlled by a shared FIFA feed:

Washington Post writer Peter Stevenson took exception to Burke’s statement, saying that ESPN could’ve switched away from the feed themselves”

At this time, ESPN has yet to make a statement regarding their coverage of the incident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Eriksen, his loved ones, and the entire Danish national team during this time.

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