The FA has been fined €30,000 for laser pointer incident & for booing Denmark anthem

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has punished England’s Football Association(FA) with 30,000 euros for the laser pointer incident at Denmark’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

A green laser pointer was indicated at Schmeichel during their Euro 2020 semifinal by a spectator as Harry Kane England captain footed up for a penalty in extra time to convey his side a 2-1 victory over Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.


The penalty kick by Kane was denied by the Danish keeper but the England striker netted the rebound as the winner for Gareth Southgate’s team to book a spot on Sunday’s final against Italy.

When made conscious for the first time about the laser pointer occurrence, FA and UEFA surveyed for the source but couldn’t find those responsible. This conduct by the spectator was revealed on television footage that was found to be the deciding moment of their 2020 European championship semifinal, said UEFA on Saturday.

The European governing body also fined them for disruptions during the national anthems and fireworks being put off.  Some noises were heard booing the Danish national anthem before the kick-off.

The Danish FA diplomats however said that they did not desire to take the circumstance any further when they were asked if they preferred making any official complaint.