Sheffield football community send messages of support to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after emergency incident

Football clubs and players across Sheffield have posted messages on social media in support of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is in a stable condition after collapsing during the Euro 2020 match with Finland on Saturday.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 11:14 am

Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday and was rushed to hospital after receiving urgent medical attention on the pitch.

The match was briefly suspended, and it was later confirmed that the Danish midfielder was in a stable condition, allowing both teams to resume their fixture in Copenhagen, with Finland claiming a 1-0 win thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s 59th-minute goal.

Footballers and football clubs across Sheffield have now sent messages in support of the Danish midfielder.

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Christian Eriksen (hidden) receives medical treatment during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Denmark and Finland on June 12, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay - Pool/Getty Images)
Christian Eriksen (hidden) receives medical treatment during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Denmark and Finland on June 12, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay - Pool/Getty Images)

Sheffield Football Club tweeted from their account, saying: “All thoughts with Christian Eriksen right now.”

Sheffield Wednesday put out a post featuring Denmark’s national flag and a prayer emoji in support of the Inter Milan player.

Sheffield United Player Ben Osborn said: “Horrific Scenes, please, please pull through. Can’t imagine what his family are going through right now.”

Sheffield Wednesday’s Josh Windass tweeted: “Come on Eriksen,” followed by heart emojis.

Scotland and Sheffield United striker Oli Mcburnie said: “Pull through brother.”

The Danish Football Association have released a positive statement regarding Eriksen’s condition and have thanked everyone for the ‘heartfelt greetings’.

They said: “This morning, we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination.

“The team and staff of the national team has received crisis assistance and will continue to be there for each other after yesterday’s incident.

“We would like to thank everyone for the heartfelt greetings to Christian Eriksen from fans, players, the royal families from both Denmark and England, international associations, clubs, etc.

“We encourage everyone to send their greetings to the Danish FA, where we will make sure they are passed on to Christian and his family.”

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