HOT OR NOT: Simon Kjaer is a true leader in the way he handled Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest

HOT OR NOT: Simon Kjaer showed just how a true leader of men he is with the way he handled Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest … while referee Steve Gray should have shown Lewis Ritson mercy when the towel was thrown away

It’s hot or not yet weather because Sportsmail Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what warms him and what leaves him cold this week.

HOT

Simon kjaer

What happened to Christian Eriksen was horrible.

But it would have been worse if it hadn’t been for the Denmark captain, who, in the fog of this terrible situation, had the presence of mind to check Eriksen’s airways, lead his teammates in a protective cord and then to comfort his partner.

Danish captain Simon Kjaer showed real leadership qualities in helping Christian Eriksen

Danish captain Simon Kjaer showed real leadership qualities in helping Christian Eriksen

Cristiano Ronaldo

His rearrangement of bottles might not do much in the long run to counter obesity.

Likewise, it is doubtful whether he was solely responsible for the $ 4 billion drop in Coca-Cola’s value. But don’t let that obscure what was an otherwise valid message.

Cristiano Ronaldo caused a sensation by releasing two bottles of Coca-Cola at a press conference

Cristiano Ronaldo caused a sensation by releasing two bottles of Coca-Cola at a press conference

Laura Muir

A few weeks ago, she was heading for one of the most difficult missions of the Olympics. Something has happened on the women’s 1500m scene since then.

Sifan Hassan and Gudaf Tsegay, respectively world champion and indoor world record holder, have indicated they will pursue other distances, and American Shelby Houlihan has been banned for drugs. It’s opening up.

Things are looking up for GB team athlete Laura Muir ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Things are looking up for GB team athlete Laura Muir ahead of Tokyo Olympics

DO NOT

Uefa

We can only speculate on what may have attracted the European football governing body to oil-rich Azerbaijan.

But judging by the crowd of 8,782 who attended the Wales v Swiss Euros game in Baku on Saturday (around a quarter of the capacity allowed), we can possibly rule out frenzied interest in the region.

Only 8,000 attended Wales-Suisse in Baku, about a quarter of the capacity allowed

Only 8,000 attended Wales-Suisse in Baku, about a quarter of the capacity allowed

Joe root

The England cricket captain said now is not the time to panic. What we can probably all agree on would be good advice, normally.

But if a home loss to New Zealand ahead of his team’s test engagements with India and an Ashes tour isn’t the time to panic, then you really have to be wondering when it is.

Joe Root has called for calm after England's home loss to New Zealand this week

Joe Root has called for calm after England’s home loss to New Zealand this week

Steve gray

He was the referee for Shaun Ritson’s world title eliminator against Jeremias Ponce.

Specifically, he discarded a towel that had been thrown away by Ritson’s father when he was being punished, before his eventual defeat.

As an arbiter, he had this right; as spectators we can all spot a bad rule.

Referee Steve Gray rejected a towel thrown by Lewis Ritson's father as he punished Jeremias Ponce

Referee Steve Gray rejected a towel thrown by Lewis Ritson’s father as he punished Jeremias Ponce

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