Failed, festered, fined.
The South Korean football team FC Seoul’s wished to bring back sports in the second country to be struck by the coronavirus pandemic but end up with an epic fail that resulted to annoyed fans.
And now they are being slapped with a 100 million KRW ($81,300) fine after being accused of placing sex dolls in its stands to add to the atmosphere during a closed match, said a CNN report.
On Sunday during its home match against Gwangju in South Korea’s top football championship, the FC Seoul was accused of using sex dolls to fill its empty stadium.
FC Seoul since the match explained that although the dolls were made to look like real people, rather than conventional mannequins.
It had checked they were “not at all related to adult products” before agreeing to install them, and had been told they would be mannequins of the kind commonly used to model clothes.
A staff even “went through the confirmation process that they were not adult products several times,” said the statement, and didn’t notice that an ad for adult products was visible on the day of the game, said CNN.
FC Seoul said, “This is our fault without excuse. Regardless of the reason, we apologize again for causing great concern to the fans who love and cheer for FC Seoul.”
The South Korean K League fans festered them with comments due to the inappropriate use of sex dolls to replace them in the stadium.
K League is one of the many football leagues currently playing matches after the world game was largely shut down by the pandemic.
Germany’s Bundesliga has also restarted, but with teams playing in empty stadiums.