'Olympic Empty Seat' takes to Twitter in spoof account

@OlympicSeat appears on Twitter Credit: Reuters

A Twitter account called 'The empty seat' has started tweeting from the viewpoint of one of the Olympic venues empty seats.

After just thirteen posts the spoof @OlympicSeat account already has more than 14,000 followers.

The tweets have not specified which Olympic venue the seat is meant to occupy although it appears not to be in the Horse Guards Parade, where the beach volleyball is taking place.

There have been questions raised over the number of seats at Olympic venues which seem to be left unfilled, even during highly contested events which sports fans had been told were sold out.

The gaps have been blamed on Olympic sponsors and members of the Olympic family not using tickets that have been allocated to them.