Fans RAGE Sterling for ‘diving’ for England penalty in Euro win as TWO BALLS seen on pitch in preparation – .

Fans RAGE Sterling for ‘diving’ for England penalty in Euro win as TWO BALLS seen on pitch in preparation – .

    L'Angleterre participe à une première finale de tournoi majeur depuis 55 ans, mais sa victoire à l'Euro 2020 contre le Danemark à Wembley n'a pas été sans controverse majeure, l'ailier Raheem Sterling ayant été accusé de « plonger ».

</p><div><p>L'Angleterre a battu un Danemark résilient 2-1 après une prolongation devant une foule bruyante à Londres pour organiser une finale avec l'Italie au même endroit dimanche, mais certains fans ont été furieux de la nature de la victoire des Trois Lions.

Mikkel Damsgaard put Denmark ahead with a superb free-kick after 30 minutes, before a self-defeating goal by Danish skipper Simon Kjaer ensured a tie for the teams at the break.

Neither team found the breakthrough in regulation time, but it was England who took the lead in extra time when Harry Kane scored on the rebound after his penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

The circumstances of the kick were hugely controversial, however, as Sterling made his way to the right wing before falling into apparent contact with Joakim Maehle and Mathias Jensen also in close combat.

VAR backed Dutch referee Danny Makkelie’s initial decision and England were offered the chance from which Kane ultimately scored.

But online, fans accused Sterling of committing a blatant act « vol » allegedly diving to gain the one-time kick.

Memes of Sterling’s alleged diving antics have also caused a stir online.

To make matters worse for all those supporting Denmark – who were the favorite team of most neutrals in the tournament after the heartbreaking test with Christian Eriksen in the opener – there were two balls on the pitch at the moment of the questionable penalty awarded to England.

Referee Makkelie either missed the stray ball or decided it didn’t interfere with play, but many fans demanded that he had to stop the match and reset with a stray ball.

And as if that wasn’t scandal enough for one night, eagle-eyed viewers also noticed Danish goalkeeper Schmeichel appeared to have a glowing laser pen on his face just before Kane stepped in for the kick. punctual foot.

So accustomed to grief over the years, Three Lions fans cared little for the stick coming their way – and let their rivals know.

Gareth Southgate’s side now face Italy at Wembley on Sunday in England’s biggest football match in more than half a century.

Did they have any luck along the way? Perhaps. Do they care? Not at all.


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