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Danish fans Zoom into games

Danish supporters used Zoom to be part of the action for a Superliga match in Denmark.

Thousands of Danish soccer fans logged into the conferencing software last Thursday evening and were transported into the Ceres Park stadium for a league game between AGF Aarhus and Randers that heralded the resumption of the country’s football season.

Families wearing club shirts and scarves cheered inside their living rooms. Some were seen clenching their fists in joy after Simon Piesinger scored with a chip from 40 metres out to put visiting Randers ahead in the 36th minute. The match finished in a 1-1 draw.

Crowd noise was piped in for the match and there were cardboard “spectators” in place in the stands. Like elsewhere games are being played behind closed doors in Denmark.

Last week West Ham supporter Nigel Kahn suggested a similar concept for the London Stadium with the idea and story travelling around the world including Australia, Portugal, Indonesia and the US. It appears the Premier League didn’t take up Nigel’s Zoom.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Danish fans Zoom into games

  1. I read about the Danish club using zoom on the BBC sports website two days before Nigel Khan floated his idea on here.

    • I will tell Nigel that, maybe he nicked it from them

    • Good idea in my opinion, they have been using “piped laughter” on radio comedy programmes for years to create an atmosphere, why not football ? Creating a home advantage with crowd noise would go some way towards achieving the “integrity ” the PL craves for, assuming of course the season actually gets underway again, although a further interruption due to covid should bring the season to a close I reckon.

  2. Good idea in my opinion, they have been using “piped laughter” on radio comedy programmes for years to create an atmosphere, why not football ? Creating a home advantage with crowd noise would go some way towards achieving the “integrity ” the PL craves for, assuming of course the season actually gets underway again, although a further interruption due to covid should bring the season to a close I reckon.

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