Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland

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Praying for him and his loved ones. I couldn't watch, credit to his teammates for standing round him to provide some privacy.
 

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The fact they covered him up says to me he isn't pulling through this. ☹
 

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Disgusting how the tv cameras are playing this out...
They are showing too much.
That replay was horrific, his glazed eyes 😔
Yes, when they showed his eyes open when he hit the ground it was obviously something very very bad.
 

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Jesus... that was horrible to watch. Hope he pulls through.
 

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Frightening seeing that.

Best wishes to Christian and his family…… fingers crossed all ok….
 

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This is awful. Players having to maintain top levels of fitness, for such a long period without respite is surely becoming more acute for the best players now. Are we asking too much of them?
 

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German football website writes there was a "thumbs ups" from the medics...
 

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They will keep working to save him, Fabrice Muamba was 'dead' for over an hour and he came through it. He's only 29 for God's sake.
 

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Disgusting how the tv cameras are playing this out...
They are showing too much.
That replay was horrific, his glazed eyes 😔

It's easy to blame the broadcasters, uncertain as to what is happening on the pitch, torn between a reflexive instinct to report and the need for respect of player's privacy in a desperate situation. You yourself refer to the player's "glazed eyes", a detail we really didn't need but which you felt was your legitimate right to report.

The BBC, deciding there was nothing further to report, finally cut back to the studio where Lineker and co expressed their shock, their sorrow and their inability to know what to say. I felt they handled the situation with the decency and respect appropriate to the occasion. There's nothing much any of us can say except wait and hope for the best.
 

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It's easy to blame the broadcasters, uncertain as to what is happening on the pitch, torn between a reflexive instinct to report and the need for respect of player's privacy in a desperate situation. You yourself refer to the player's "glazed eyes", a detail we really didn't need but which you felt was your legitimate right to report.

The BBC, deciding there was nothing further to report, finally cut back to the studio where Lineker and co expressed their shock, their sorrow and their inability to know what to say. I felt they handled the situation with the decency and respect appropriate to the occasion. There's nothing much any of us can say except wait and hope for the best.
Several plans in on the chest compressions and defib?

The bloke was basically dying on the pitch.

Sorry cant agree. It was disgusting coverage
 

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The BBC, deciding there was nothing further to report, finally cut back to the studio where Lineker and co expressed their shock, their sorrow and their inability to know what to say. I felt they handled the situation with the decency and respect appropriate to the occasion. There's nothing much any of us can say except wait and hope for the best.
Agreed. Didn't see anything untoward in BBC coverage; no replays, no focus on face, nothing except sensible coverage in a vey horrible situation.
 

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He looks ok doesn't he? Other than inside an A&E department, a major sporting event in the modern-day era is probably the best place to get a problem....
 

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Agreed. Didn't see anything untoward in BBC coverage; no replays, no focus on face, nothing except sensible coverage in a vey horrible situation.
Surely going straight back to the studio would have been the best cause of action.
 

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German TV cut away quite quick with nobody able to talk. Footballers in studio all with tears in their eyes, Euro broadcast now off.
 

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Surely going straight back to the studio would have been the best cause of action.
These people are journalists. It's their job to report, to bear witness. It's their basic instinct, ingrained over years of training. They have to make important decisions within seconds as to how to handle a delicate situation. Go on reporting? Risk intruding? Turn away from a scene where a tragedy may be unfolding? Would you have done any better?
 

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Surely going straight back to the studio would have been the best cause of action.
Though I was nervous for a few seconds when I saw Micah "laugh hysterically at everything" Richards sat there.
 

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Sure, but 20/20 hindsight is a great thing. That's all I'm going to say now. A man's life has just been saved. Thank God and whoever else you pray to.
As you say, his life is all thay matters.🙏🙏
 

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f*** sake, stop moaning about the coverage. I think there is more to worry about here!
It was shocking mate, they should have cut away 20 minutes earlier. That doesn’t mean people aren’t worried about Christian as well, you can think both things.
 

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Fair play to Anthony Taylor. Four seconds from when Ericson hit the ground to him blowing the whistle to get the medical team in.
 

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These people are journalists. It's their job to report, to bear witness. It's their basic instinct, ingrained over years of training. They have to make important decisions within seconds as to how to handle a delicate situation. Go on reporting? Risk intruding? Turn away from a scene where a tragedy may be unfolding? Would you have done any better?
Probably not even the BBC directing the cameras. Hard to know what was happening to begin with, but they didn't show anything else once it was apparent how serious it was. Honestly, some people will use any stick to beat the BBC with.
 

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BBC should have cut away long before the camera was pointed at his wife crying on the touchline. That’s disgusting IMO.

Sure, BBC not pointing the cameras, but they don’t have to stay with the coverage. Should have cut away much earlier.
 

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These people are journalists. It's their job to report, to bear witness. It's their basic instinct, ingrained over years of training. They have to make important decisions within seconds as to how to handle a delicate situation. Go on reporting? Risk intruding? Turn away from a scene where a tragedy may be unfolding? Would you have done any better?
I have morals and respect.
Therefore I'd like to think I would have.
 

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Probably not even the BBC directing the cameras. Hard to know what was happening to begin with, but they didn't show anything else once it was apparent how serious it was. Honestly, some people will use any stick to beat the BBC with.
They didn't go back to the studio for at least five minutes after you saw the medical team pumping his heart.
 

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Got to say the rapid response of the ref, the medics on the field so quick, having a defib in te stadium. Got to be pleased this is now normal at stadia and gives a mcuh better reposnse . It shows how fallable anyone is, even the most elite athletes.
 

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Probably not even the BBC directing the cameras. Hard to know what was happening to begin with, but they didn't show anything else once it was apparent how serious it was. Honestly, some people will use any stick to beat the BBC with.
I'd say the same if it was sky or ITV.
The person in charge of the programme should have switched to the studio.
Simple choice...

Show footage of man potentially dying before our eyes, panning in on his stricken wife etc.
Or
Make Gary and the boys/girls fill the air time a d keep us informed.
 

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Agreed. Didn't see anything untoward in BBC coverage; no replays, no focus on face, nothing except sensible coverage in a vey horrible situation.
Personally I found a close up of his face whilst he was dying, several zoomed in shots of CPR, his team mates surrounding him with tears in their eyes visibly shaking and his wife collapsing in the arms of Jasper shmeichal a bit untoward but maybe thats just me.

Why didn’t I turn it off, I couldn’t, I was desperate to see him move, it felt wrong to look away.

Anyway, let’s let this go, the BBC will get slaughtered by the public so we don’t need to argue about it, only thing that matters is he might be OK and that will be the best thing that can happen to every football fan in the world today.
 

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I'd say the same if it was sky or ITV.
The person in charge of the programme should have switched to the studio.
Simple choice...

Show footage of man potentially dying before our eyes, panning in on his stricken wife etc.
Or
Make Gary and the boys/girls fill the air time a d keep us informed.
You had a simple choice to turn off too. You didn't. Holier than thou.

Can we stop the moralising now please?
 

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Thank goodness. Fingers crossed he’s ok and hasn’t suffered serious damage.
 
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