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Fans to be shown on big screens during Premier League games

Fans will be shown on big screens when the Premier League restarts this week.

It is one of a number of "broadcast enhancements" for top-flight matches, which will be played behind closed doors to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Players will be given specific cameras to celebrate in front of while tunnel cameras and audio from the coin toss have also been developed.

Television viewers will also be given the option of listening to games with artificial crowd noise, although players will be unable to hear the audio.

The Premier League has allowed footage of 16 supporters from each club to be made available to broadcasters and be used on big screens during matches.

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that they would give some supporters the chance to be part of a live video fan wall during their match against Manchester United on Friday (19.06.20).

Spurs revealed that fans will be broadcast "intermittently throughout the match so that the players will know fans are watching and cheering them on".

Stars have been encouraged to maintain social distancing during goal celebrations and "where feasible, broadcasters will identify a celebration camera which players can head to after scoring."

Players have also been instructed not to surround match officials and are instructed not to spit or clear their noses. Opposing managers will not shake hands with each other.

VAR will make a return, with extra rooms used at the hub in Stockley Park to maintain social distancing.

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