FA fined £26k by UEFA after England fans used laser and booed anthem vs Denmark

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The English FA have been fined €30,000 (£26,000) by UEFA for three offences made by supporters during Wednesday's Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark.

The Three Lions' victory at Wembley was marred by controversy, with a fan pointing a laser at Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel before Harry Kane took what proved a match-winning penalty against him in extra-time.

Supporters were also accused of booing the Danish national anthem and setting off fireworks outside the stadium.

Ahead of their final showdown with Italy on Sunday night, UEFA has fined the English FA £26,000 for all three offences which breached their disciplinary regulations.

The FA and UEFA officials searched for the source of the laser pointer when they were first made aware of it during the first half of extra-time, but they were unable to find those responsible.

It was made all the more controversial given Kane swept home the rebound from his missed penalty after Schmeichel was unable to parry it away from goal.

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After the game the Danish FA were asked if they wished to take the matter further and launch an official complaint, which they declined.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was amongst those who condemned England fans booing Denmark's national anthem, with his spokesman releasing a statement urging supporters to be more respectful.

"We don't want fans to be booing teams," said the spokesman. "We want fans to be showing support and being respectful.

"Uefa are looking into that, that's a matter for them but it's not something we would want to see."

Former England international Gary Lineker has also pleaded with fans not to boo Italy's national anthem before Sunday's final.

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"If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket for the final, please, please don’t boo the Italian anthem," Lineker wrote on Twitter.

"A/ It’s an absolute belter and worth listening to. B/ It’s bloody rude, disrespectful and utterly classless."

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