Watch: Finnish Fans Shout “Christian!”, Danes Reply With “Eriksen!” In Stunning Video | Football News
A wave of aid was felt within the Copenhagen stadium when the announcement got here that Denmark’s Christian Eriksen was “in a stable condition” after he had sickeningly collapsed mid-game on Saturday. Some 16,000 spectators within the Parken Stadium had watched in shock as medical personnel administered CPR to the Danish participant earlier than he was carried off the pitch. “I could look down and see he was getting treatment, so everybody was like: ‘I can’t look at this’, and I was like: ‘I can’t look at this,'” Rasmus Ottosen, a 34-year-old Danish supporter, advised AFP.
Eriksen “is a national treasure, he’s like your best friend,” Ottosen stated.
Bridging the divide of the competitors, Finnish followers started shouting “Christian!” as Danish followers replied with “Eriksen!”
Parken hyllar Christian Eriksen. Finska fansen ropar “Christian”, danska svarar “Eriksen”. pic.twitter.com/mOFLq3gAqg
— Michael Wagner (@MicGWagner) June 12, 2021
Meanwhile others started chanting the poetic Danish nationwide anthem “There is a lovely country.”
Ottosen and others opted to go away the stands as onlookers feared for the Inter Milan star as he laid immobile for over 10 minutes within the nook of the sector the place he instantly collapsed within the forty third minute of Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland.
His teammates preliminary stares of disbelief spoke volumes about their concern as they shaped a circle across the 29-year-old midfielder.
As medics carried out chest compressions, many within the stadium feared the worst.
“My wife told me he looked dead in his eyes,” 50-year-old supporters Benny advised AFP.
With the gravity of the scenario changing into clear, TV cameras finally zoomed out.
Fellow gamers Thomas Delaney, Andreas Christensen and Daniel Wass may very well be seen wiping tears with their jerseys.
After about quarter-hour of anguish, Eriksen was lastly carried off the pitch and rushed to close by hospital Rigshospitalet.
With the participant displaying indicators of life with slight motion and holding his palms to his head, hope returned to the stadium.
“My mother died five years ago and I didn’t cry as much as when Eriksen left the pitch,” Finnish supporter Mikka advised AFP.
“Tonight’s match will never be forgotten,” Denmark’s international minister Jeppe Kofod tweeted after the match and supplied thanks for the inspiring chants from the Finns.
“You embody the very essence of FairPlay!,” Kofod stated, including a “Kiitos!” (Thanks in Finnish) on the finish.
“It has been a special match for all Danish fans, one of those you will always remember,” 44-year-old Rasmus, one other Danish supporter, stated as he left the stadium.
After it was confirmed that Eriksen was “awake” and in a “stable condition,” the sport resumed at 8:30 pm.
In the second half a extra recognisable silence later fell over the stadium after Finland scored, securing a 1-0 win over the house group.
“I feel a bit disappointed… actually I think the match should never have continued,” supporter Peter advised AFP, all wearing Denmark’s pink and white.
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