Pretty much every business and sports event came to pause earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, and other major sporting tournaments like UEFA champions league were also stopped for safety concerns.
With COVID cases being a little stabilized and people taking precautions, many sporting events have now resumed or restarted in the last few months. Among them were NBA and MLB which came back to the fans’ screens who were very excited about it.
Social media plays an important role for everyone in keeping updates with their favorite sports, team or player. It is also a vital aspect of people expressing their feelings towards something. When the sports resumed many people took to Twitter to vent. This made the two American events a trend.
According to the analytics, people were happy to see sports coming back mainly because it provided a distraction from the ongoing pandemic news. It also reflected how much sports have been missed by fans and how eager they are for it to come back. The sheer scale of excitement can be determined by the fact that the volume of tweets surrounding MLB opening weekend was 91% higher than the season launch last year.
Infographic by: socialmediatoday