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Finland fans threw their flags onto the field to shield Christian Eriksen after the Danish player suffered a scary collapse mid-match

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Christian Eriksen carted off the field at Euro 2020.
Christian Eriksen carted off the field at Euro 2020. Wolfgang Rattay/Pool via AP
  • Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapsed mid-game against Finland in their opening match of Euro 2020.

  • In a display of sportsmanship, Finnish fans threw their flags to shield Eriksen while he received medical attention.

  • Eriksen was taken to a hospital, where he was later reported to be stabilized and awake.

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Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed in a terrifying scene just before halftime of Denmark's opening match of Euro 2020 against Finland on Saturday.

Players on the field called for medical attention immediately, and Eriksen's teammates quickly formed a human wall around him in order to give him privacy.

In a display of sportsmanship, Finland fans - who were seated closer to the spot where Eriksen collapsed than Danish supporters were - offered their flags to shield the opposing player and block him from view.

When Eriksen was carted off the field, a Finland flag accompanied him.

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After the match was suspended, fans remained in the stadium chanting Eriksen's name. Finland supporters would cheer "Christian!" and be met by the Danes responding "Eriksen!"

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The Danish FA said after Eriksen left the field that he was "awake" and receiving medical treatment at a nearby hospital. After players on both teams were assured of Eriksen's stable status, the match resumed at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday.

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