As football fans are forced out of stadiums a new invention promises to give armchair fans the live stadium experience.
For one reason or another, there are now thousands of men who can't afford to be seen in a football stadium. Rising ticket costs are pricing many fans out of watching football. Meanwhile, many of the new football fans - the Nick Hornby/Piers Morgan generation - are being carried away against their will, as the tide of fashion turns against the game, and they find themselves washed out to a sea of swirling public sentiment. They may never know the joy of being there and trying to enjoy the live action through a camera phone.
Now Nokia has come to their aid, with a new phone camera sized TV set. With a three inch by two inch screen, the TV set emulates the view they'd get at a live game, staring at their phone. With built in shakes, spontaneous diverts and focus jump, it gives a picture that's just like sitting in the corporate seats.
"Now the armchair fan can enjoy exactly the same experience they'd have got if they went to the Emirates," said Ashley Hudson, an Arsenal fanatic and gadget editor of Maximum Stuff magazine.
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