There have been rumors about this for a while, but they’re really going to do it. Today, FOX confirmed that it would be digitally inserting fake fans on their baseball broadcasts starting this weekend, and that will presumably carry over into the NFL regular season if there are no fans.
Here’s the video from FOX on how they say it’ll look (complete with ‘The Wave’ … better not pull that BS at Wrigley …):
No fans? Not on FOX Sports.
Thousands of virtual fans will attend FOX’s MLB games this Saturday. pic.twitter.com/z9oQU0rYuC
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 23, 2020
I just don’t know about this. Maybe it’ll be fine, but on first blush, it just seems too dystopian in the midst of a pandemic.