Anthony Taylor insists he acted in the identical manner any referee would have when Christian Eriksen entered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
The Denmark worldwide collapsed through the group match sport towards Finland on the opening weekend of the match.
Taylor’s swift plan of action allowed Eriksen to obtain CPR on the pitch instantly in Copenhagen, administered first by captain Simon Kjaer after which by professionals.
The 42-year-old obtained widespread reward for his swift actions, but Taylor insists the heroes are Kjaer and the medics who responded so swiftly.
“As a referee at a world match, your final duty is to take care of the security of the gamers,” Taylor mentioned at his native membership Altrincham, one among greater than 2,000 recipients of the Premier League’s Defibrillator Fund.
“On that specific state of affairs involving Christian, I used to be lucky that I used to be fairly shut and I used to be taking a look at him.
“I might see his face, I might see he was in misery, I might see how he simply didn’t fall as you’d anticipate in the event you had been falling to the ground usually.
“And it simply means in your head that you understand what you could do, you could react rapidly.
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“However in the event you put any of the 19 referees within the match in the identical place as me, most would react in precisely the identical manner.
“The true individuals who deserve credit score are Simon Kjaer, the captain of Denmark, and the medics who supplied the therapy on the sphere.
“In fact, it will be significant that I reacted rapidly, as a result of that pace may help any person’s probabilities of surviving. It’s good to be praised, however that’s actually what my job is in that state of affairs.”