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Euro 2020

08th Jul 2021

Peter Schmeichel angrily speaks out after big ‘penalty mistake’

Kieran Galpin

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.

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.

“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.