A petition has emerged online to force UEFA to replay the Euro semi-final between England and Denmark. An initiative caused by the contentious situation that allowed the Three Lions to score the goal of qualifying for the final.
It is probably the fashion of Euro 2021. In addition to railing against unfavorable arbitration decisions, some supporters are now striving to launch petitions in an attempt to make UEFA flex.
In France, fans wanted to replay the eighth of the Blues against Switzerland because of a foot considered too advanced by Yann Sommer on the missed shot on goal by Kylian Mbappé. Even the supporters of Belgium went there with their claim … to replay the quarter against Italy identically and thus make fun of the French. It is this time on the side of the semi-final between England and Denmark (2-1, ap) that we must look. An online petition has emerged to try to replay the game on the Change.org site.
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“There must be a contact to whistle a penalty”
Held in check by the valiant Danish selection after the first 90 minutes of this half, the English finally made the difference thanks to a penalty transformed into two stages by Harry Kane. Problem, according to the instigator of this petition, the contact on Raheem Sterling is not obvious and the video should have annulled the decision taken by the central referee Danny Makkelie. Several other reasons are added to this desire to replay the meeting between the Three Liones and Danish Dynamite.
“We want to cancel the penalty imposed on Denmark. It was a bad decision, there must be contact to whistle a penalty. And there was absolutely no contact, railed the creator of the petition. also two balls on the field just before the penalty and a laser pen pointed at Kapser Schmeichel, during the penalty. If this decision is not reversed, it would be a failure for UEFA and for the magnificent game of football . “
As in previous matches punctuated by contentious arbitration decisions, UEFA will not invalidate the result of the semi-final between England and Denmark. Even the approximately 28,300 signatures of the petition will not change anything.
Therefore, the Three Lions will try to win their first Euro this Sunday at Wembley against Italy (9 p.m.). A final where, of course, the performance of the Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will be scrutinized with attention by all football fans. In case of error, beware of a new petition.
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