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'Cut to the studio FFS!': Ian Wright among those slamming BBC coverage of Christian Eriksen collapse

The BBC has faced widespread criticism for not cutting away sooner after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.

While Eriksen's Denmark team-mates formed a ring around the player while he appeared to be receiving CPR, the BBC continued to broadcast the distressing scene while also showing the player's wife on the sidelines.

In a statement, Denmark confirmed that Eriksen is conscious and undergoing tests at hospital. 'Christian Eriksen is AWAKE and is undergoing further examinations at Rigshospitalet.' 

Fans on social media have slammed the BBC for their coverage of Christian Eriksen's collapse

Many questioned why the BBC failed to cut back to the studio sooner than they eventually did

Ian Wright was among those to voice their shock that the broadcaster failed to cut away for so long. 

He tweeted: 'CUT TO THE STUDIO FFS!!!!'

Jermaine Beckford added: 'This needs to cut to the studio now!' 

'Christian Eriksen This is not good for the viewing public just go back to the studio just think of who is watching come on BBC,' tweeted Frank Bruno.

Stephen Humphrys, a forward for League One side Rochdale, also hailed the unity of the Danish players and their immediate reaction.

'Danish players guarding their teammate from the cameras is one of the best symbols of unity I’ve ever seen,' Humphrys' posted.

'Huge respect. On the other hand, they shouldn’t have had to do it but unfortunately the media have no boundaries these days.

Spencer Owen was also critical of the decision to show Eriksen's girlfriend as part of the coverage.

He tweeted: 'It must have been very difficult to know what to do from a broadcasting perspective as the Eriksen situation developed, but I can’t get my head around the fact that a director must have said “right now cut to his wife." 

'There’s no other way that shot happens surely? Sickening.'

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