2021 June 13 Sunday
If Ericsson collapses
ZDF rejects criticism of EM broadcasting
The fight between Finland and Denmark came as a moment of shock just before half-time: Danish player Eriksen collapsed and had to be revived on the field. ZDF broadcasts dramatic images – that’s when the transfer stops. There are criticisms from the Journalists Association.
ZDF Sports Director Thomas Buhrmann has dismissed criticism that Danish football star Christian Eriksen did not report enough on the decline in the European Championship match against Finland. “ZDF handled the tragic incident at the Denmark-Finland match responsibly. Bela Rati reported emotionally from the ground and colleagues in the studio found the right words.”
Buhrmann also said he could not criticize the UEFA’s international direction. “When the extent of the serious injury was clear, there were no close-ups or other inappropriate images.”
Earlier, the station was criticized by Frank Eberl, federal president of the German Journalists Association (DJV). “I think it’s unbearable that a live broadcast on television has shown the resurrection of a footballer for so long. It’s irresponsible and contrary to press ethics.”
The BBC also received criticism
Ericsson collapsed and moved just before half-time. Paramedics also began life-saving operations. For more than an hour, all clear was given. The 29-year-old is now in the hospital unconscious. The match continued, with Finland winning 1-0. ZDF and Magenta TV have temporarily suspended their broadcasts from the stadium in Copenhagen.
Criticisms of the BBC broadcast in Great Britain also arose, to which the broadcaster responded: “We apologize to everyone who regretted that the film was aired.