As playing behind closed doors becomes the norm around Ligue 1, RMC Sport decided to talk with the public announcers around the different stadiums around France to get a sense of what matches are like from their perspective.
Michel Montana is the PA announcer at the Parc des Princes. When speaking to the French media outlet, Montana provided an insight into what his job is like without fans, especially when announcing a goal for Les Parisiens.
“When we announce a goal and the public responds, it’s a joy. And football is that normally, it is this spectacle, it is to vibrate. I’m glad we realize how important the audience is. I’m not going to say he’s more important than the players but just as important,” Montana said.
“We have the impression of attending an amateur match on Sunday afternoon. But you feel like they’re comfortable with it. We still realize that there are matches of a very good level. From the moment the referee kicks off, they are really into their thing.”
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