The mysteries and intimacy of the tunnel ahead of a big game are no more. That's certainly the case anyway at Manchester City's Etihad stadium where they have introduced glass panels for fans to view their heroes, rivals and officials in the final seconds before kick off.
Fans up close and personal at Man City
This innovative approach to providing even more access to the paying fans has been met with a mixed response on social media and time will tell whether or not the players enjoy this close proximity as they harness their focus and prepare their mind. Of course, television companies have already had there cameras mingling with players pre and post match in recent years and this is just another step.
That tunnel Club at the Etihad must make the players feel like they're in a zoo— Laffs (@neillafferty) 21 de agosto de 2017
Tunnel Club. £18,812 per year. For the fans.— 🐝Jake 🐝 (@Everything_City) 21 de agosto de 2017
The new addition. Thoughts City fans? pic.twitter.com/enGt3IpPNP— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) 21 de agosto de 2017
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