The NFL’s latest attempt to keep attendance up at stadiums is to put cameras in the locker rooms. They want to give fans more of an inside look and a better experience by following teams to the place where they change? I’m sorry, I don’t really understand this one. Fans already have a lot of access to players as it is and this just goes a little too far. Clay Matthews expressed his opinion to USA Today:
“The availability of the athletes is already so great to fans, the organization and the media, but now to add the locker room — our one sanctuary, which is even taken over by the media — and now you throw in cameras?
“You think ‘cameras in the locker room’ and what does that conjure up images of? It’s a privacy issue. I know they’re trying to give the fans more of an experience, but what more can you do? We do interviews on the sideline, there’s social media. You can’t leave the parking lot without people swarming your cars. I’m not a fan of it.”
There’s a lot of stuff that goes on in the locker rooms that we probably don’t even want to know about. Unfortunately, a lot of the players will probably have to change their behavior in the locker room because anything could potentially be seen.
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