BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, 44, described Christian Eriksen’s collapse as an “awful” ordeal. The Denmark player dropped to the ground halfway through the team’s game against Finland as part of Euro 2020 today. The 29-year-old received urgent medical attention as referee Anthony Francis raised alarm bells.
Taking to his Twitter page, the Football Focus host wrote: “This is sickening. How awful. #DEN.
“Both teams are understandably in pieces. This is unbelievably tragic.”
His co-star Alex Scott also reacted to the news after the game was postponed.
The football pundit struggled to fight back tears as she discussed the incident with Gary Lineker.
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Dan Walker reacted to Christian Eriksen collapsing during today’s Denmark vs Finland game on Twitter
Dan Walker praised Denmark players for shielding Eriksen away from the cameras
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen received urgent medical attention after dropping down to the floor
“You’re thinking about his family and the rest of his players out there witnessing it as well.
“Actually just got on my phone and told my mum that I love her. It’s a reminder of how quickly life can change just like that.”
In a further post, Dan told his followers the incident had left him and his family “emotional”.
He commented: “I don’t know about you but we’ve have an incredibly emotional hour in our house.
Christian Eriksen’s team mates were seen rallying around him
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“We watched it as a family & the kids have been asking so many questions & been desperate to know he’s ok.
“We’ve explained that it’s a long road ahead but it’s amazing to be able to share good news.”
Most recently, he praised Eriksen’s “inspiring” team mates for shielding him away from the cameras.
“Wonderful to hear Christian Eriksen is awake. Let’s hope he continues to improve,” he added.
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“His Danish team mates deserve the highest praise & respect.
“They demanded immediate medical help, screened him from the cameras, preserved his dignity and consoled his family.”
A statement issued by UEFA said: “Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET.
“The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised.”
BBC Breakfast presenter Dan reacted to the news from home, following his departure from Football Focus.
The father-of-three left the show after 12 years to focus on other opportunities.
As part of his statement, he said: “I am so proud of the job we’ve done, the changes we’ve made and issues we’ve looked at a time when the football landscape has changed immeasurably.
“I’d like to say thank you to the amazing team at Focus who put so much into the show each week and thank you to the audience for tuning in every Saturday.”
He was later replaced by former Arsenal player Alex.
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