'Hope EFL are looking into this', 'Genius' - Many Leeds fans '100%' agree with Phil Hay tweet
Leeds United fans have welcomed the ideas of artificial crowd noise being used at Elland Road for the side’s behind-closed-doors fixtures over the coming weeks.
Leeds are set to resume their Championship campaign on June 20 with their sights firmly set on winning automatic promotion to the Premier League.
However the Whites will have to play out their remaining nine games in the eery silence of empty stadiums and a quiet Elland Road simply doesn’t sit right with a lot of people.
When the Bundesliga returned to our television screens last month, it was weird to watch matches that were in pretty much complete silence.
Although the matches themselves were quite good, it felt a lot harder to watch when all you could hear were coaches shouting to players and players to one another.
On Saturday, Bayer Leverkusen’s game was aired on BT Sport and fake crowd noise was added to the coverage to add a bit more normality to what was on show.
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The crowd noise on this Leverkusen game is pretty decent. Definitely takes away the empty stadium feel.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 6, 2020
The Athletic journalist Phil Hay took to Twitter to say that the fake atmosphere removed the feeling that the game was being played in a closed stadium.
And a lot of Leeds fans are in agreement with Hay and hope the EFL introduce the same thing in the Championship.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Stroke of genius to be fair, doesn't seem weird at all!
— Andy Moran💙🤍💛 (@Coradomoz) June 6, 2020
100% agreed, vastly improved TV experience 👏👏👏
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) June 6, 2020
100% the balance is really good; could of been too in your face and obviously not real, but they seem to have got it spot on
— Sam (@Samheadhouse) June 6, 2020
You can definitely tell the stadium is empty when the goal was announced. Echoed for ages!
— Matt (@matt_vdg) June 6, 2020
100% the idea of it is awful but it is definitely better than a empty stadium sound.
— Daz Jones (@dazj86) June 6, 2020
I agree, almost makes you feel as though there's really a crowd there
— John 🏆💙💛🏆 (@Dazzler61) June 6, 2020
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