UEFA is coming under fire in Germany for allowing prerecorded scenes to be cut into live coverage of games from the European Championships.
German broadcaster ARD says images of a German fan crying after Mario Balotelli's second goal in Thursday's 2-1 defeat to Italy were in fact taken before the semifinal, when she was overcome with emotion during the anthems.
ARD's Euro 2012 chief editor Joerg Schoenenborn tells the Sueddeutschen Zeitung newspaper that ''we are surprised and irritated. These pictures aren't acceptable for us.''
The issue came to light when the woman received e-mails from friends at home wondering why she was so upset with almost an hour still to play.
UEFA was unable to immediately provide comment.