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9 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

I would imagine that the footage at the stadium is a feed that goes out Worldwide, but there must have been someone running the BBC show that could’ve made the call to go back to the studio.

I know that’s easy for me to say as I’m not in that position, but something like that happens, you get it off the screen asap

Danish TV had cut away from the game practically before he hit the floor. The world feed is at the hand of the directors at the game which was abysmal but the BBC and other providers had the power to drop the feed if they wanted.

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"UPDATE: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was conscious and raised his hand when he was carried from the field"
 
From a news company called BNO on Twitter so take from that what you will. Also saw a photo of him sitting up looking at the camera with his hand on his head so fingers crossed all of this trickling information is legit and he's had a near miss. 
 
Actually feel a bit shaken after watching that.
 
 
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7 minutes ago, johnnyboy said:

The official UEFA Euro 2020 Twitter has reported that he's been stabilised and is now in hospital (which handily appears to be right next door to the stadium).

 

Priority for them would be what happens to the game, then. “The player” is of secondary importance. 

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Christ. That was one of the hardest things I've ever watched! You don't expect to settle in to watch a football match and see a player collapse and get given CPR on live TV. I was in tears watching it! 

It's so good to see he is stable now.  

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I had never seen the show “Hitlist” before and was really enjoying it. Whenever it’s the music round at a pub quiz, it’s my time to shine. And now they cut back the football? Disgusting 

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I appreciate the coverage on the BBC should have cut away. However, as someone who worked at the BBC for a good while I know that there are a lot, a huge number of great people who work for that organisation, and in an incredibly difficult situation the wrong decisions may have been made. Under immense pressure.

There may well be more to this situation as to why the decision not to cut back to the studio was made (still not an excuse and an investigation is definitely needed), but I will at least be waiting to hear that explanation before giving them shit, unlike a lot of people who seem to be piling on via social media.

It's not a good look for the BBC, and absolutely it was the wrong call, but I don't believe for a second that decision was made out of a desire to exploit the situation, especially understanding the immensely pressurised nature of the work done by those who work on live sport. Not saying it excuses it, but the calls for those people to be sacked seem a little harsh. 

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High pressure and difficult choices I agree, but there's no excuse for them showing a man receiving CPR and jolting violently from a defibrilator. Multiple times. No explanation is acceptable for the deliberate choice of showing a man (in all appearances at the time) die on live tv. Thank fuck he seems like he's going to be alright and we can look at it a little kinder with relief but the producers really fucked up on that one and will need a really good explanation to justify what they were showing. 

I think that the poor bastards actually "commentating" were doing a decent job of holding it together but it should never have come to that for as long as it did. Put up a "technical difficulties" screen or cut to trailers if they can't go back to the studio for whatever reasons. There were other options to what they did and that's a quick brainstorm rather than throwing the studio team under the bus to "kill time until we know what's going on". Live broadcasts aren't easy and understand the panic that would be going on around while they try to work out what to do but that footage should never have been airing for as long as it was.

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