‘Fan Cams’ are being deployed inside Premier League stadiums as the season resumes behind closed doors.
Supporters were shown on boards behind the goals as they watched the action from home.
They were in use at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City hosted Arsenal but in a rather awkward turn of events, the 16 slots available were not completely filled.
A picture emerged during the first half showing only 13 slots being filled by City supporters.
Rivals fans immediately began mocking City, with one Manchester United supporter tweeting: “How can you call Manchester City a big club when they don’t even have enough fans to fill the fan-cam screen.”
It seems like Man City can’t even get virtual fans…
The absence of fans inside stadiums has left the Premier League eager to find alternative ways to help fans to watch matches.
And that’s included games being played free-to-air on the BBC.
Even Sky Sports are making some fixtures free for everyone to watch and talkSPORT have revealed eight games the broadcaster will allow fans to watch without spending a penny:
- Norwich v Southampton, Friday, June 19 – 6pm
- Newcastle v Sheffield United, Sunday, June 21 – 2pm
- Everton v Liverpool, Sunday, June 21 – 7pm
- Manchester United v Sheffield United, Wednesday, June 24 – 6pm
- Burnley v Watford, Thursday, June 25 – 6pm
- Watford v Southampton, Sunday, June 28 – 4.30pm
- Brighton v Manchester United, Tuesday June, 30 – 8:15pm
- Bournemouth v Newcastle, Wednesday, July 1 – 6pm
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