WWE Hall of Famer JBL Lauds Paramedic Team for Saving Christian Eriksen at Euro 2020

Published 06/13/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


Thew told reached standstill hours ago as star player Christian Eriksen collapsed on-field during the Euro 2020 match played between Denmark and Finland. As the match approached the final minutes to half-time, Eriksen was seen running towards a throw-in before slowly falling down. 

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On seeing this the teammates were stunned at first and then immediately called for the referee. The game was halted and the medical team rushed over immediately to help the player, who seemed to be unresponsive. CPR was administered after which Eriksen was carried away on a stretcher. 

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Fans gasped in horror and shed countless tears as the beloved pride of Denmark was carried away. Many prayed for his recovery and sent messages of hope out on social media over his fate. Later, it was thankfully announced that he had stabilized and was receiving healthcare at a nearby hospital. 

Waking up from his unconscious state, Christian Eriksen had survived a moment that had haunted viewers all over the world. All eyes then went in praise to the medical team for its effective measures to ensure his safety. In a post on Twitter, WWE Hall of Famer JBL highlighted this and also credited the medical team for saving Jerry Lawler’s life years ago when he suffered a cardiac arrest live on WWE Raw.

Everyone present worked together in support of Christian Eriksen

The idea of soccer being a team sport was highlighted in every aspect during the entire situation. The referee, Anthony Taylor, immediately took action to call on the medical team rather than investigate. The team, in response, also came on quickly and even took quick and effective measures to resuscitate him. 

Danish Teammate Simon Kjær also ensured Eriksen was in a proper position for CPR and provided support to others while the player was being treated. The entire team formed a shield around him to prevent cameras from capturing the unfortunate moment. 

Finnish fans also lent the team their long flags to cover him as he was being stretchered away. Awaiting updates, the entire stadium, including the opponent fans chanted his name in support. The beauty of the game was truly highlighted at the moment. 

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The Denmark social media handles later confirmed that Christian Eriksen was doing well and had stabilized. The players agreed to continue the match later that day and played in honor of their teammate. We wish Eriksen the best on his road to recovery. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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