Danish Football Allows Fans Back In With Social Distancing
No one needs reminding that football isn't the same without the fans right now but in Denmark it isn't even the same with the fans, as they're all social distancing still.
The great debate in England is whether to watch the Premier League, which returned last Wednesday, with the fake crowd noise on or off.
Fans of the Danish Superliga don't have that issue because they can hear fans normally, although far less of them, with crowds allowed back but having to remain 1m away from each other.
My cousin lives in Denmark and he's at the footie today. Socially distanced crowd... pic.twitter.com/BmIfxJg01N- Gareth Roberts (@robbohuyton) June 20, 2020
The fans in the crowd weren't exactly treated to an instant classic as Horsens and Randers FC played out a 0-0 draw in the Superliga Relegation Group.
The Danish top tier splits into two for the later rounds of the league to decide the champion, European places and relegation, and the two sides are battling to stay up.
Fortunately for both teams sharing the points wasn't too bad for their chances of survival at all as they're currently top of the relegation group.
Randers are 15 points clear of the relegation play-off and two points further away from automatic relegation whilst Horsens are just two points behind them.
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Elsewhere in Denmark, FC Midtjylland, who lead the top half of the top division in the title race, introduced drive in football matches, a bit like cinemas.
Fans drive up in their cars and watch on big screens and can tune into the radio for commentary, with a similar thing also being implemented in Czech Republic.
Porto fans weren't able to drive up to the game to watch but some did still manage to take in a game recently when they climbed to the top of that stadium, with flares, to enjoy the 1-0 win over Maritimo.
Porto fans on the stadium roof ...as you do :joy: pic.twitter.com/zfgbM1AH06- David Rennie (@rhinoboy79) June 10, 2020
At least Premier League fans can watch every game on television between now and the end of the season with Sky Sports, BT, BBC and Amazon sharing the rights.
All of BBC and Amazon's games are on free to air and even Sky have put a high portion of their matches on Sky Pick, which is a preview channel.
Obviously nothing beats being at the match.
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