Uefa opens disciplinary proceedings against England over laser incident

They’re also looking into the booing of the Denmark national anthem at Wembley

Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during his team’s controversial defeat to England at Wembley. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Uefa has charged England after a laser pointer was aimed at Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel during their Euro 2020 semi-final win.

The goalkeeper had a laser shone in his face before he saved Harry Kane’s controversial extra-time penalty, although Kane scored the rebound to earn England a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

England have also been charged with “disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem” after home fans booed the Denmark national anthem and the lighting of fireworks inside Wembley.

The case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body.


England came from behind after Mikkel Damsgaard’s free kick gave Denmark the lead.

Simon Kjaer’s own goal levelled for Gareth Southgate’s side and Kane booked England’s first major tournament final for 55 years when he followed up his missed penalty after Raheem Sterling went down in the box after questionable contact from Joakim Maehle.

England now play Italy at Wembley on Sunday aiming to win their first ever European Championship title in their first appearance in a final.