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UEFA have reminded broadcasters they must use common sense when it comes to the coverage of serious injuries.

BBC received a backlash on Saturday after their coverage remained focused on Christian Eriksen following his on-field collapse..

The Denmark midfielder fell to the turf in the closing stages of their Euro 2020 opener with Finland in Copenhagen.

It has subsequently been revealed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest, with medical experts carrying out CPR and using a defibrillator in order to save the player’s life.

Denmark players formed a protective barrier between Eriksen and cameras as images continued to show the stricken player receiving life-saving treatment.

Christian Eriksen's Denmark teammates formed a protective ring around him as pictures continued to show him receiving treatment
(Image: Wolfgang Rattay/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Many felt BBC’s coverage was too intrusive and according to Mail Sport, host broadcasters have been told to use “common sense” in the future and move to a wide shot.

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker offered a sincere apology following the coverage, initially tweeting: "I understand some of you would have been upset with some of the images shown (we were too).

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“Obviously these were the host pictures and out of our control. They should have stayed on a wide of the stadium. Apologies.”

Eriksen is now in hospital making a recovery and after consultation with both sets of players the game resumed, with Finland running out 1-0 winners.

When BBC’s coverage resumed, Lineker once again apologised to viewers, adding: “Everyone at the BBC is hoping that Christian Eriksen makes a full recovery of course, and we apologise to anyone who was upset by the images broadcast.

“The stadium coverage is controlled by UEFA as the host broadcaster and as soon as the match was suspended we took our coverage off air as quickly as possible."

After the game, he posted on social media again, describing the incident as “the most difficult, distressing and emotional broadcast” of his 25 year television career.

Eriksen is continuing to undergo tests as doctors look to find a cause behind the distressing incident.

Lineker apologised to viewers, confirming the images shown were from the host broadcaster

Were UEFA wrong to make Denmark resume their game vs Finland? Have your say below

On Tuesday, the 29-year-old issued an update on his current situation, with a picture of him smiling in his hospital bed.

The post on Denmark FA’s official Twitter account read: "Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.

"I'm fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.

"Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches.

"Play for all Denmark."