Denmark legend Peter Schmeichel slams 'absolutely ridiculous' decision to finish Finland game after Eriksen collapse
PETER SCHMEICHEL has criticised the decision to continue the Denmark vs Finland match after Christian Eriksen's collapse on Saturday.
Uefa announced the match would be completed following a consultation with both sets of players.
And Eriksen reportedly spoke to his teammates from hospital and told them to play on.
But Schmeichel still believes the wrong decision was made, telling BBC Radio 5 Live that it was "absolutely ridiculous" to complete the fixture.
He said: "That would be the worst two hours in my time in football.
"Something terrible like that happens and Uefa gives the players an option to go out and play the game or come back at 12:00 today.
"What kind of option is that?
"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.
"The result of the game is completely irrelevant. I mean, how can you play?"
Finland scored the only goal of the game after the restart to claim their first win at a major tournament.
Schmeichel watched on as his son Kasper played a pivotal leadership role on the pitch, including comforting Eriksen's wife.
The former goalkeeper won 129 Denmark caps and played a big role in winning Euro 92, keeping a clean sheet in the final against Germany.
That tournament came at the end of his first season as a Manchester United player and he stayed at Old Trafford for seven more years, winning the Premier League on five occasions and the Champions League in his final season.
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