Fans turn to Twitter to talk sport as leagues, events put on hold earlier during virus outbreak

SINGAPORE – As sport worldwide came to a months-long standstill from March owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, fans were starved of live sports action as sports leagues and events were put on hold, postponed or canned.

This deprivation was evident when live sports edged back into action in the middle of the year, as social media platform Twitter observed a surge in global sports conversations, which are tweets about anything sports-related.

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