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The Premier League is planning to resume football in June and find a way to play games behind closed doors.
One can wonder how lively the Premier League will be without fans. However, Sky Sports have a plan to make the games sound better.
Football fans watching games behind closed doors could be given a pre-recorded fan noise of fans by Sky Sports if the Premier League season resumes.
According to the Daily Mail, TV broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport are keen to offer their viewers an ‘authentic experience’ as viewers will be able to access an artificially enhanced matchday atmosphere via a red button service with broadcasters able to offer pre-recorded noise.
Several Premier League clubs have also considered playing crowd noise into an empty stadium to make the experience more natural for players on the pitch.
The Premier League are yet to make any official announcement but have been told by UEFA they must reach a decision on their plans going forward by May 25.
Speaking on the matter, BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson doesn’t think it will be the worst thing in the world.
“There are going to have to be compromises made – of course there are. The man in the street has been compromised by this, everyone is – we have got a completely different set of rules to live our lives by – so why should football be any different?” he said.
“Finishing the season is the most uncomplicated way of settling everything. And, if it takes place behind closed doors so fans are not put at risk, then is that the worst thing in the world?
“Of course it will be different, but I think people realise now things have to be different. The whole world has changed, so playing some games of football without supporters there is not really that big an issue.
“Premier League clubs are not being greedy with this, they are just trying to stay alive.”