Players of LASK and Manchester United line up before their Uefa Europa League match, which was held behind closed doors because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

Coronavirus crisis underlines importance of football’s match going fans in new world of armchair supporters

  • Premier League is so popular because of its full stadiums – a point players often make when they arrive in England
  • Fans provide the backdrop for sublime moments which aren’t as special or emotional without a crowd, especially watching on TV
Players of LASK and Manchester United line up before their Uefa Europa League match, which was held behind closed doors because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
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