2 Responses to “Can someone please explain to me the purpose of these bizarre microphones”
They’re lip-ribbon mics. Very commonplace amongst soccer commentators throughout Europe.
These are called lip microphones. Typically, they are used by a talent reading script out in the field where there is a lot of extraneous noise. I have never seen them used by on-air talent. The crowd at that stadium must be pushing some serious dBs to warrant such use.