Analysis: Bringing virtual fans to the game is a good result for Aarhus

While the Danish club’s effort to beam fans into stadium via Zoom was not perfect, it shows creativity and a commitment to its sports-starved supporters

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
3rd June, 2020
Analysis: Bringing virtual fans to the game is a good result for Aarhus
AGF Aarhus take on Randers at Ceres Park while watched by fans using Zoom. Picture: Getty

Football is slowly coming back but few are making the return as bizarrely as AFG Aarhus.

The Danish Superlinga club is adhering to safety protocols by not having fans at its games, but it is also using ingenuity and creativity to sort of have fans at its games.

Allow me to explain. Last Thursday Aarhus played its game against Randers in front of 10,000 fans, none of whom were at the game. Instead, they were...

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