Denmark legend Peter Schmeichel: 'Ridiculous decision' to play after Christian Eriksen collapsed
Christian Eriksen. IPA

Denmark legend Peter Schmeichel: 'Ridiculous decision' to play after Christian Eriksen collapsed

Denmark legend Peter Schmeichel ripped UEFA for allowing Saturday's Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland to continue after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field. 

"It's a ridiculous decision by UEFA. They should have tried to work out a different scenario and shown a little bit of compassion, and they didn't," Schmeichel said, according to BBC Sport.

UEFA gave the teams two options: to finish the match later on Saturday or complete it on Sunday. After learning that Eriksen was conscious in the hospital, both sides opted to finish the game on Saturday. 

Denmark's team doctor confirmed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and was given CPR before being transported to a Copenhagen hospital. The doctor added that Eriksen was "gone" before being resuscitated. 

The 29-year-old is in stable condition and still is undergoing examination. 

Finland won Saturday's match 1-0 on a goal from Joel Pohjanpalo in the 60th minute. Denmark will take the field again Thursday against Belgium. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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