clubs could offer an app to fans which would send virtual cheers or jeers from their homes to stadiums in under a second, in an attempt to generate an atmosphere for matches behind closed doors.
Sportsmail has learned that , and have held talks this week with a German technology company who have developed an app which will offer supporters four choices for generating noise to be played in empty grounds.
The app also gives clubs the option of using different sound levels for home and away supporters, which could reduce some of the objections to the Premier League campaign being concluded at neutral venues by maintaining a semblance of home advantage.
The myapplause app has been tested by two Bundesliga clubs with a view to being used in grounds if the German top flight resumes later this month, and Munich-based company hack-CARE are eager to roll out the technology to the Premier League.
Clubs would be offered use of the app for free with a potential share in revenue raised in the future, and fans likely to be charged £1 for the initial download with no additional cost for using it.
Fans who access the app are asked to select which game they want to watch and which team they support.
Once the match starts, users are presented with four options if they want to engage with the action — cheer, clap, sing and whistle/jeer — which will be played in the stadium almost immediately and broadcast on television. Continue reading…