In the match between Manchester United and the Young Boys in the first leg of the 21-22 UEFA Champions League Group F, a spectator broke into the stadium in the 32nd minute of the second half.
Taking advantage of Manchester United’s free kick situation, the crowd who appeared with an unidentified white object was caught by security guards after about 10 seconds of escape.
But there was one interesting thing. Since then, the relay camera did not shed light on the crowd that broke in, but only showed the players trying to prepare for the free kick again. About 30 seconds later, the camera captured the entire stadium and could no longer find the invading crowd on the screen.
This kind of broadcast 스포츠중계 often appears in recent soccer games. In the match between England and Italy in the last Euro 2020 finals, a fan broke into the stadium topless in the 41st minute of the second half, but the broadcast screen immediately showed the players. And it wasn’t until about a minute later that the game was normal. QuIte naturally, even at this time, when the screen changed to the entire stadium, it was no longer possible to see the crowd breaking in.
So why doesn’t the camera focus on the audience when an audience breaks into the stadium? It may be somewhat questionable if anyone thinks that breaking into the crowd is one of the fun things in the game.
In fact, it has not been a long time since the relay camera started not to reflect the crowd that stormed in. If you look at the match between Madrid and FC Basel in the group stage of the 14-15 UEFA Champions League just seven years ago, the broadcast screen shed light on the invading crowd when two spectators broke into the stadium in the 44th minute of the second half. As a result, the audience who was filming the stadium with a camera provided entertainment to soccer fans around the world who were watching the game on TV.
Crowd intrusion at sports stadiums is mainly due to commercial or some kind of message promotion. A typical example is a woman in a swimsuit who broke into the match between Tottenham and Liverpool in the 18-19 UEFA Champions League final. After the match, identified as Russian adult video actor Kinsey Bolansky, she broke into the stadium wearing a swimsuit on her chest to promote her boyfriend’s business.
It was quickly caught by safety personnel and left the stadium, but it had a huge promotional effect, with the number of Instagram followers soaring from 300,000 to 3 million right after the game. It was a meticulous and planned crime by pre-production of interviews and videos in advance, and after the intrusion, the contact information of the business advertisement was written on his profile.
However, it is very dangerous for the crowd to break into the stadium. It is a criminal act that can even threaten a player’s life, and the crowd’s intrusion will cut and delay the flow of the game, damaging not only players but also countless soccer fans around the world who watch the game. Furthermore, it is also a great example for advertisers who have invested and sponsored astronomical amounts to promote their company through competitions and games.
Recent sports broadcasting trends not to broadcast provocative scenes as much as possible. I hope these broadcasters’efforts will have a good influence on creating a more desirable sports culture.