According to chief sports writer Jeremy Wilson, companies have pitched proposals demonstrating the audio effects they can provide, both for stadiums and broadcasters.
Premier League clubs are bracing themselves for teams having to play behind closed doors for a substantial period of time and officials are well aware that watching football on television without fans can be quite peculiar.
Earlier this week, leading figures agreed to start stage one of the ‘Project Restart’ initiative, with plans in motion for players to take part in no-contact training in small groups from Tuesday onwards (BBC).
ESPN reported the Bundesliga was “eerily silent” as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland became the first player to score in the German top flight’s return and Premier League executives are keen to recreate the atmosphere for which English football is famously known.
Unsurprisingly, a whole number of Spurs fans ripped into the latest idea, with one supporter tweeting that it “sounds like a City match” and another urging the authorities to “void the season”,
Scroll down through some of the foremost reactions below…
So every game sounds like a city match
— common arsenal fan (@THFCgod) May 18, 2020
The Emirates already have the speakers in place for it. They’ve used them for years
— Mike 💭 (@thfc_mikee) May 19, 2020
If they’re looking to improve the sound can they make proposals to get Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman off the commentary?
— Daniel Harris (@DanDTP) May 19, 2020
They’ll have booing sounds whenever there’s a sub made at the emirates then
— 😈 / Dier Propaganda (@sacramentoszn) May 18, 2020
Just void the season you muppets. Having teams potentially relegated via neutral ground with no fans destroys the integrity of the game
— Sydney Spurs (@sydneyspurs) May 18, 2020
We’ve already done that. V Chelsea at Wembley! 🤮🤮🤮
— D’Abbott (@daniel_abbott82) May 19, 2020
Without fans football is nothing
— Paul (@paulmagee241) May 19, 2020
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