August 7, 2022
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The BBC apologizes after criticism of live images of Christian Eriksen’s collapse

It has met with criticism that live images from UEFA’s signal were broadcast in several media around the world, while Christian Eriksen received treatment. In Denmark, DR cut away as soon as the heart massage began, while Viaplay sent UEFA’s signal for a long time.

On Twitter, among other places, it has met with massive criticism that the audience on many TV channels could follow live, while Christian Eriksen fell over and received life-saving treatment during Saturday’s European Championship match between Denmark and Finland.

Among other things, the English BBC has been criticized for not cutting fast enough away from pictures of Eriksen, who, shielded by his teammates, received a heart massage on the grass. Among other things, football expert and former English national team player Ian Wright called with capitals on Twitter to cut away from the live photos of the Danish national team player.

The TV station apologized Saturday night.

“Everyone from the BBC hopes that Christian Eriksen will recover completely. We apologize to anyone who was shocked by the images brought, “said a spokesman for the BBC.


However, the spokesperson also points out that ‘coverage from inside the stadium is controlled by Uefa’ and that the TV station cut away ‘as soon as possible’ when the match was suspended.

In Denmark, however, Danmarks Radio cut away from the pictures as soon as Christian Eriksen began receiving heart massage.

On Viaplay, however, one could still see UEFA’s signal. Several viewers criticize on Twitter that they saw pictures of both the treatment and of Christian Eriksen’s crying girlfriend.

»Delaney (Danish national team player, ed.) Had the format to shield a partner in need. Viaplay did not have it, although it should sit on the backbone. You should be ashamed, «writes Twitter user Lasse Lindholm for example.

Another Twitter user, Bjarne Boysen, writes that the Danish media “will have to talk about ethics”:

“Viaplay shows pictures from the Park and pictures of Mrs. Eriksen in the crisis of her life, why do they not cut away, as DR Sporten did?” He asks.

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