SKY SPORTS had to make an embarrassing apology after swearing was picked up on the pitchside monitors during Norwich’s clash against Southampton.
With no fans present and fake crowd noise optional, viewers have been able to hear everything going on since the Premier League’s return.
But that includes some blue language, as was evident in the first of tonight’s two games.
Some fan chants in the past have caused commentators to apologise in case any of the swearing was picked up.
But this time it was the in-game action that provided the cursing.
Fans watching at home were quick to notice.
One said: “@SkySports constantly apologising for swearing.”
Another wrote: “Just switched to Sky Sports PL and no crowd noise. Can hear all the swearing.”
A fellow user posted: “@SkySports you want to show live football with no fans so if you hear players swearing it’s because it’s a football game so stop saying #apologies if you picked up some bad language.”
Some fans poked fun at the computer-generated crowd noise heard in Villa’s 0-0 draw with Sheffield United – the Prem’s first game back.
One said the fake atmosphere played through TV speakers was worse than the ear-splitting vuvuzelas heard during the 2010 World Cup.
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And goal celebration sounds being played for saves left many bemused on social media.
Borussia Dortmund were among the sides to have fake noise played in their games on the Bundesliga’s return from the coronavirus pandemic.
But some fans there chose to mute the TV because the sounds were “too weird”.