The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 2020 or UEFA Euro 2020) was organized by the Union of European Football Associations, and it was the 16th European Championship. This year, UEFA EURO 2020 is held from 11 June to 11 July 2020.
Here are four controversial moments that had observed in Euro Cup 2020
1.The booing of the Danish National Anthem
During the semi-final match between England and Denmark, it was heard that English fans were booing the Danish National Anthem. This behavior was considered as ‘disgraceful’ and ‘disrespectful’ and was highly criticized on Twitter by most of the fans.
2.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca Cola Controversy
A press conference was held after Portugal’s Euro Cup 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo kept the two Coca-Cola bottles lying on his tableside and picked up a water bottle and said, “Water”, which showed that he was not happy with the Coca-Cola bottles. Due to this act, the Coca-Cola company faced a huge loss in a matter of minutes.
3.Racist Behavior by English Fans
Italy won the Euro Cup 2020 Championship on 11 July 2020 against England in the finals with a 3-2 win because Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo missed the penalty kicks in the match. Many negative and racist remarks were made on them and other English players after this on social media.
4.Denmark forced Finland to play after Eriksen Collapse.
Due to cardiac arrest, Christian Eriksen collapsed during the group stage game between Finland and Denmark. When his condition was stable, UEFA forced Denmark either to complete the remaining 50 minutes game left on the same day, complete the remaining game next day or accept to lose the game. People on social media also criticized UEFA for this thoughtless decision.
5.Sterling’s Penalty Decision against Denmark
During the first half of the match, the referee pointed to the penalty spot when Sterling zipped through Danish defence until Joakim Maehle tackled him. It was seen in the replays that it was not a penalty and there was a contact during this tackle but the referee was not ready to change his decision. Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho was also againt this decision and stated that it was not a penalty.