Peter Schmeichel angrily speaks out after big 'penalty mistake' 2 months ago

Peter Schmeichel angrily speaks out after big 'penalty mistake'

A father speaks out in support of his son

Manchester United legend and former Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has expressed his discontent with last night's Euro 2020 semi-final result.

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His son, Kasper, was of course in goal for the Danes as their miraculous run in this tournament came to an end. In the eyes of many, it ended in a contentious manner, thanks to England's winning goal, which came courtesy of a penalty won by Raheem Sterling.

As the father of Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, he could be a little biased. However, he spoke to beIN SPORTS about his feelings.

"He made a really big mistake on the penalty, and this will be debated for a long, long time. It's a hard one to take because it's not a penalty," he said.

"I would have been much more relaxed and acceptable if they had scored one of the many chances that they created, but unfortunately the referee made a big mistake in my opinion.

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"I know in your opinion (points at other pundits in the studio) and everyone's opinion, my phone has not stopped going off, everyone else is saying it's not a penalty so I'm quite sure that I'm right in saying that."

A lot has happened, considering the match was less than 24 hours ago, including UEFA fining England for the following charges:

  • Use of laser pointer by its supporters - Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
  • Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem - Article 16(2)(g) DR
  • Lighting of fireworks by its supporters - Article 16(2)(c) DR

England will now face off against Italy on Sunday, when we will find out whether or not it is coming home.