Sarah Ferguson joins Prince William in sending well wishes to Christian Eriksen and his family after midfielder collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener – and says she has a ‘deep gratitude’ to those who ‘saved the footballer’s life’
Sarah Ferguson, 61, posted Instagram sending best wishes to Christian EriksenSaid she had ‘deep gratitude’ to those who ‘saved the footballer’s life’ last night The Danish midfielder collapsed during his country’s Euro 2020 opener Eriksen required CPR but is currently stable in hospital undergoing tests Comes after Prince William tweeted support for Christian Eriksen and his family Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Sarah Ferguson has joined Prince William in sending her best wishes to Christian Eriksen after the footballer collapsed during the Euro 2020 opener last night.
The Duchess of York, 61, posted a photograph of the midfielder to her Instagram story earlier today, writing: ‘Thinking of Christian Eriksen and his family. Best wishes and strength to a full recovery.’
‘Also deep respect and gratitude to the medical team and the team who saved Christian.’
Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland and required CPR on the pitch, but is now confirmed to be conscious and in hospital undergoing further tests.
Sarah Ferguson, 61, has joined Prince William in sending her best wishes to Christian Eriksen after the footballer collapsed during the Euro 2020 opener last night
The Danish midfielder required CPR after collapsing on the pitch during his country’s match last night
Fergie’s comments come hours after Prince William, 38, shared a rare personal tweet expressing his gratitude to the medical team last night.
The Duke of Cambridge, the president of the Football Association, took to Twitter to express his relief at Eriksen’s improved condition, and to hail the calm thinking of both referee Anthony Taylor and the medics.
He tweeted: ‘Encouraging news about Christian Eriksen, we are all thinking about him and his family.
‘Well done to the medical team and Anthony Taylor for their calm and swift action. W.’
The Duchess of York, 61, posted a photograph of the midfielder to her Instagram story earlier today and said she was thinking of his family
Prince William is president of the Football Association (FA) and took over the role from his uncle, the Duke of York, in 2006.
The Duke has taken a keen interest in all aspects of the game, including his support for the men’s and women’s national teams.
The match was halted after Eriksen’s collapse, before both sets of players agreed to return to the pitch and complete the fixture, which Finland eventually won 1-0.
Peter Moller of the Danish Football Association revealed that the Danish players agreed to restart their match against Finland after speaking to Eriksen and being assured his condition was stable.
Prince William took to Twitter to send his support to Christian Eriksen and his family last night after the match
The Duke of Cambridge also praised the response of the medics and referee Anthony Taylor
‘We have been in contact with him [Eriksen] and the players have spoken to Christian. He is doing well and they are playing the match for Christian.’ Moller told Danmarks Radio.
Romelu Lukaku, a team-mate of Eriksen at Inter Milan, dedicated his goal for Belgium against Russia to the midfielder as he sent his country on their way to a 3-0 win in their Euros opener.
After scoring, he ran to the cameras and shouted, ‘Chris, Chris I love you!.’