The fans at PSV Eindhoven are so committed, apparently, to supporting their football team they don’t even want the option for any distraction within the stadium.
The Guardian writes:
Supporters’ groups believe the introduction of the technology is just the latest in a series of decisions intended to gentrify the crowd at home matches, with stewards clamping down on standing in sections of the ground where supporters have preferred not to sit for a number of seasons. “You can sit at home” and “Stand united” banners were also held aloft.
I do have sympathy for the Dutch fans as it could be described as the technology equivalent of the prawn-sandwich. However, even without Wi-Fi, people could always browse the Web, update their Facebook status and generally tweet aimlessly on their phone’s mobile network, Wi-Fi or not.
That boat has already sailed. Or should I say, that packet has already been sent…
In a further technology twist, the club itself was founded by Philips – PSV stands for Philips Sport Vereniging.