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Supporters reject London Stadium artificial atomspshere concept

Supporters have rejected the concept of creating an artificial atmosphere at the London Stadium should West Ham games be played behind closed doors.

A report in yesterday’s Times suggested a number Premier League clubs were proposing pumping in fake fan noise to help players and TV cameras in empty.

It was further suggested that England could follow a German model where season ticket holders can purchase cardboard cutouts to be placed in their seat.

Flags and banners would be encouraged to break up the empty seats.

A Claret and Hugh poll over 400 readers suggest the idea could be a non-start with West Ham fans.

Over 63% of those who answered say the London Stadium should be left completely empty if West Ham games are played behind closed doors

15% agreed that pumping in fake crowd could work while the remaining 22% thought the idea of artificial crowd noise and cardboard cutouts was a goer.


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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