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08th Jul 2021

Peter Schmeichel angrily speaks out after big ‘penalty mistake’

Kieran Galpin

A father speaks out in support of his son

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has expressed his discontent with last nights result. England beat Denmark 2-1 last night, with the first point being an own-goal and the second happening under questionable circumstances. We are not saying that it was rigged like a certain Italian newspaper, but the conditions under which it occurred were not exactly the most clean-cut.

Referee Danny Makkelie gave England a penalty after Raheem Sterling was thrown violently to the ground within the box. For those of you who didn’t pick up on the sarcasm there, it did appear as if Sterling tripped slightly and hit the ground. Hardly a cause for a penalty.

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.

“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 twenty-four hours ago. UEFA has fined 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, where it will finally be confirmed whether or not it is coming home.

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