‘They want banning for LIFE’: Stan Collymore leads the calls for fan who shone a laser pen in Danish keeper Kasper Schmeichel’s face before Harry Kane’s winning penalty to be barred from future games
An England fan shone a laser at Kasper Schmeichel before Harry Kane’s penalty
Stan Collymore and others called on the supporter to be banned for life
The Denmark goalkeeper saved the spot-kick but Kane converted the rebound
Stan Collymore has led the calls for an England fan who shone a laser in Kasper Schmeichel’s face before Harry Kane’s penalty to be banned for life.
The Three Lions were awarded a spot-kick in extra-time when Raheem Sterling was brought down by Joakim Maehle. Just before Kane stepped up to take the penalty, a laser was shone on Schmeichel from somewhere in the crowd.
Despite the interference, the Denmark goalkeeper saved Kane’s penalty – but he was only able to push the ball straight to the feet of the striker, who converted the rebound. Supporters took to Twitter to condemn the person who tried to disrupt the Leicester shot-stopper.
Former Liverpool and England striker Collymore tweeted: ‘If anyone shone a laser pen at Schmeichel, they want banning for life.’
Fans of England and other nations also criticised the supporter in Wembley, with one tweeting: ‘Whoever shone that laser pen in Kasper Schmeichel face wants banning for life.’
Another added: ‘Whoever showed that laser to Schmeichel’s face deserves a permanent ban from Wembley and further England games.’
Others claimed the outcome of the match was unfair, with England going on to see out the game after Kane converted the rebound.
‘A laser in Schmeichel’s eyes during the penalty too now I see. Really difficult to feel that this is a fair result,’ one supporter wrote.
Another fan said that the laser didn’t affect the goalkeeper as he was still able to make the save, but admitted that it there was no excuse for the ‘stupid’ supporter.
They wrote: ‘That laser pen incident was stupid and there is zero exccuse/ justification for it. I’d ban that ‘fan’ for life. That said, it didn’t affect Schmeichel considering he saved the penalty. Still, a very poor incident.’
Others commented on how bad of a look it was for England fans, with one writing: ‘Unbelievable. Someone in the crowd was pointing a laser into Schmeichel’s eyes as he was trying to save the penalty Sterling dived for.
‘Horrible look for England this. Disgraceful.’