Four screens and countless tweets: the modern perils of consuming football

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Amazon’s major selling point, that you can watch all the games, is the worst thing about it. You CAN watch them all. Add in social media, and being an armchair fan becomes exhausting

TV to the left of me, laptops to the right, there I was, stuck in the middle with Amazon Prime. Primed for prime on a Tuesday night – waiting like all other broadcasters who hadn’t been asked to take part to see if it fell apart.

A centre-forward relies on the service from the wide men. Here Gabby Logan and friends depended on the service of your broadband. And I had no complaints. It ran smoothly and the football happened. Like it always does. The football, of course, wasn’t the important bit. What mattered was how well social media performed over the course of the evening.

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Written by Max Rushden
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/dec/04/four-screens-countless-tweets-modern-perils-consuming-football-amazon-prime-max-rushden under the title “Four screens and countless tweets: the modern perils of consuming football”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.