Alex Scott was applauded for showing emotion after Christian Eriksen’s collapse (Picture: BBC)
Alex Scott was in better spirits as she returned to social media after breaking down in tears over Christian Eriksen’s collapse during the Euro 2020.
Danish footballer Eriksen, 29, was resuscitated on the pitch after collapsing during his country’s match against Finland on Saturday. The sports star was rushed to a nearby hospital with officials later confirming that he is in a stable condition and undergoing further examinations.
Scott, 36, was a pundit on the BBC’s coverage of the Euro match alongside Gary Lineker, Cesc Fabregas and Micah Richards. After watching the distressing scenes unfold live, Scott was naturally moved to tears when cameras returned to the studio.
However on Sunday morning, she was feeling brighter and optimistic following news of Eriksen’s improved condition.
Alongside photos of her flashing a bright smile and laughing, Scott told her followers: ‘Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.’
The former Arsenal footballer was bombarded with uplifting messages of support from followers who applauded the way she handled the devastating incident.
‘You did such a good job with the circumstances yesterday alex ? massive props to you and the others in the studio,’ one fan said.
Another agreed: ‘Absolutely beautiful, ?congratulations on yesterday for being so professional and holding it together under such sad circumstances.’
‘Alex, you are a wonderful person – caring,:beautiful and so much personality,’ one follower cheered.
One other supporter said: ‘Amazing heartfelt words yesterday.’
Following Scott’s revelation that she immediately texted her mum to tell her she loved her after Eriksen’s collapse, one follower admitted they did the same.
Speaking in the studio during yesterday’s coverage, Scott told Lineker: ‘Like Cesc [Fabregas] said, I’m already getting emotional, I can’t believe and everyone at home, what we’re witnessing.
‘Like you said Gary, I think football totally goes out the window right now. You’re thinking about his family and the rest of his players out there witnessing it as well.
‘Actually just got on my phone and told my mum that I love her. It’s a reminder of how quickly life can change just like that.’
Once the game resumed later in the evening, Scott admitted she was feeling better knowing that Eriksen was awake and stable.
However, the BBC were forced to apologise for airing scenes of Eriksen receiving CPR on the pitch as well as scenes of his partner, Sabrina Kvist Jensen, sobbing on the sidelines.
After receiving complaints, they said: ‘Everyone at the BBC is hoping Christian Eriksen makes a full recovery.
‘We apologise to anyone who was upset by the images broadcast. In stadium coverage is controlled by UEFA as the host broadcaster, and as soon as the match was suspended, we took our coverage off air as quickly as possible.’
Lineker also said: ‘We will be back on air at 7.25 on @BBCOne. I understand some of you would have been upset with some of the images shown (we were too).
‘Obviously these were the host pictures and out of our control. They should have stayed on a wide of the stadium. Apologies.’
Credit: Original article published here.