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An England supporter shone a laser in Kasper Schmeichel's face before England's penalty as he faced Harry Kane head on

England charged by Uefa after fan shines laser pen at Kasper Schmeichel’s face

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ENGLAND have been hit with three charges from Uefa after their sensational 2-1 Euro 2020 semi-final victory against Denmark.

A laser pen was shone in Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel’s eyes just before Harry Kane took his penalty.

An fan shone a laser in the face of Kasper Schmeichel

A fan shone a laser in the face of Kasper Schmeichel

The Leicester man still managed to save the spot-kick before Kane tucked home the rebound.

Uefa have charged England for this, as well as for fans booing the Denmark national anthem and for ‘letting off fireworks’.

A statement from the football governing body added: “The case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course.”

A financial penalty is the expected sanction – and it could be five-figures.

The Spurs star saw his effort well saved by Leicester ace Schmeichel, before thumping home the rebound to send England to the final.

But after the game, footage emerged which showed a green laser flickering across the Danish stopper’s face, with a fan seemingly looking to distract him.

A steely-faced Schmeichel – who poked fun of England’s lack of major tournament success on Tuesday – was able to focus on Kane and the ball.

The Dane dived expertly to his left to keep out the England skipper’s effort.

Gareth Southgate’s side held on for a famous victory which sees them into their first major tournament final for 55 years.

They will host Italy at Wembley on Sunday – Roberto Mancini’s side beating Spain on penalties in their semi-final.

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