BBC slammed for continuing coverage as medics perform CPR on Christian Eriksen

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The BBC has been slammed for continuing its coverage as medics performed CPR on Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the pitch.

Angry football fans took to social media to criticise the decision to keep the cameras rolling after the Danish star had a medical emergency during his country's Euro 2020 fixture against Finland on Saturday (June 12).

The game was postponed following the incident.

Social media users blasted the broadcaster for showing footage of his wife on the pitch as well, and said the cameras should have been cut.

They accused the Beeb of zooming in on the midfielder as he received treatment.

His teammates stood around him to give him privacy during the incident.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright tweeted: "CUT TO THE STUDIO FFS!!!!"

People Just Do Nothing star Asim Chaudhry tweeted: “That was incredibly insensitive and wreckless broadcasting from the BBC!

“There was no need to show those images, so traumatising for millions but more importantly for Eriksen's family and friends.

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“Praying he pulls through!”

One social media user posted: “BBC should of cut to the studio much quicker nobody needed to watch that unfold, prayers for Eriksen.”

Another wrote: "It’s disgusting that the BBC showed Eriksen’s wife crying for more viewers. Disgusting.

"They should’ve cut the cameras. I hope he’s okay."

While one said that "no one needs to see that" and described it as "absolutely disgraceful".

Another social media user said it was “disgusting”, adding: “You should be hanging your head in shame.

“Prayers to Eriksen and his wife.”

And one viewer said: "The BBC zooming in on Eriksen as he was receiving CPR and then on his crying wife is utterly disgusting and shameful."

The midfielder went down in an off the ball incident at the end of the first-half.

UEFA later confirmed Eriksen had been taken to hospital and "stabilised".

It tweeted: "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."

The Daily Star has approached the BBC for comment.

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