16 May 2013

Swiss TV station adds fake crowd effects at deserted derby

8:41 am on 16 May 2013

The Swiss broadcaster SRF has apologised for adding fake crowd noise to try and liven up its coverage of Zurich derby last weekend which kicked off in a near deserted stadium.

Viewers of the edited highlights were baffled to hear chanting at the start of the FC Zurich-Grasshoppers game even though pictures showed a virtually empty stadium because of a protest by fans.

Supporters of both teams had agreed to enter the stadium 10 minutes after the kickoff, in protest at tighter security measures aimed at combating hooliganism.