Korean Football Team Fills Stadium With Sex Dolls During Lockdown

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South Korean football team FC Seoul has issued an apology for using sex dolls to fill empty seats at their match over the weekend amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FC Seoul played against Gwangju on Sunday for the second game of the K League season that was originally planned to kick off on February 29 but had to be postponed, according to CNN.

Sports fans were not allowed to attend and watch the game live as part of the safety measure to prevent further spread of the virus. However, many who were watching online noticed something peculiar in the spectators’ area.

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It turned out that before the match started, Dalcom, a company that makes sex toys, offered to fill the seats with dolls, and FC Seoul agreed, BBC reported.

Out of the 30 mannequins, it comprised of 28 female dolls and two male dolls.

Some of the sex dolls also featured logos of adult websites. According to the company, they weren’t supposed to be there when the game started.

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“They were supposed to take all the logos down before the game started,” Cho Young-june, director of Dalcom, told the news network. “But there were several hairbands and logos left to be caught by public eye.”

 

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“Regarding the cheer mannequins that were installed during the game on the 17th, we sincerely apologize for causing deep concern to the fans,” FC Seoul wrote in a statement.

It added that before they agreed to install the dolls, staff checked that they were “not at all related to adult products” and that crew “went through the confirmation process that they were not adult products several times.”

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“This is our fault without excuse,” the statement continued. “Regardless of the reason, we apologize again for causing great concern to the fans who love and cheer for FC Seoul.”

Lee Ji-hoon, an official from FC Seoul, admitted that the club did not do a background check on Dalcom and said that the dolls looked “very human.” The thought of the mannequins being sex toys did not cross their minds.

Featured Image (left) via E.Y.O., (right) @nocontextfooty

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