Euro 2020 halted by ‘streaker’ as fans blast difference to Eriksen TV coverage

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Euro 2020 viewers slammed ITV for their approach to a 'streaker' interrupting France vs Switzerland and the difference to Christian Eriksen coverage.

The round-of-16 clash saw the 2018 World Cup winners go into the half-time break behind after Haris Seferovic's towering header put the Swiss 1-0 up.

But the game had to be paused after 33 minutes when a 'streaker', wearing a blue shirt and cream shorts, invaded the pitch in Bucharest.

Viewers on ITV saw very little of the man, though, as the cameras focussed on the two teams taking on water in Romania.

While the process saw the broadcaster follow protocols, spectators took to social media expressed their anger at how it contrasted to a previous event in the tournament.

"Pitch invader in the France v Switzerland game. Luckily, it’s not Christian Eriksen so they could get the cameras off him straight away," one viewer said.

This refers to the Danish star's cardiac arrest he suffered on the pitch in Copenhagen during his country's 1-0 loss to Finland.

Viewers of the game on BBC were left furious that cameras showed the 29-year-old receiving CPR as well as broadcasting images of his partner Sabrina Kvist Jensen in tears.

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Another viewer added: "Cameras won't show a pitch invader in the France vs Switzerland game… yet they will show Eriksen dying on the pitch? Mind boggling."

While a third held nothing back, with: "Pitch invader at France vs Switzerland – camera cuts away immediately.

"Christian Eriksen receiving life saving CPR with his wife having to be comforted by Kasper Schmeichel – camera stays focused on the pitch! Disgusting!"

And a fourth added: "Pitch invader at France match and they don’t want to show them, but we can watch a player face death for 20 minutes, zooming in at the medics and then show his distraught wife in bits."

Eriksen has since been discharged from hospital in Denmark before reuniting with his team-mates – just one week after the collapse.

He will be watching his country play in the quarter-final against the Czech Republic on July 3.

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