South Korean football side FC Seoul have apologised for filling their stadium with mannequins which actually turned out to be sex dolls.Football has returned from the coronavirus pandemic with not so much of a bang but more of a whimper with fans not allowed in grounds – and cardboard cut-outs replacing them.Stands are empty, music is played out over PA systems with no cheering and the whole thing has lacked atmosphere.Bring the cinema experience home with new movies and old favourites. No installation. No lock-in contract. Start your Foxtel Now 10-day free trial. New customers only.Goals galore in German return3:53To be expected, really, but at least in South Korea they have seemingly gone all out to create a certain ‘air’ to their games.Website say FC Seoul packed their stadium out with mannequins ahead of their clash against Gwangju FC.But eagle-eyed social media users suggested the dolls in question had a very different purpose to modelling clothes.It was claimed the figures were actually life-size sex dolls – though how they knew this for certain is less clear.Turns out, however, they were right, with FC Seoul issuing an apology on Instagram in which they blamed the supplier for the mix up.2016 K League winners FC Seoul inadvertently used sex dolls rather than fashion mannequins to help fill empty stands this weekend. The club has apologised. Both the club and the supplier are pointing fingers at others. (It’s not just COVID-19 you need to avoid catching!) #kleague— Devon Rowcliffe (@WhoAteTheSquid) May 17, 2020
One fan who spotted the blunder before the club said sorry wrote: “FC Seoul put these mannequin supporters in stands which was also tried by Dinamo Brest.“But there is a strong conviction that these ‘fans’ are actually ‘sex dolls’ made by a sex doll company.“Hope it is not true, but if it is, it’ll be a huge shame.”Another posted: “Seriously, though. Imagine the thought process involved in filling your stadium with female sex dolls in football kits and thinking it’s a good idea. Nice one, @FCSeoul.”A fellow user with an intimate knowledge of South Korean football said: “And here I was worrying that the most embarrassing thing about K League being on the international stage would be the performance in the opening 45 minutes of the Jeonbuk-Suwon match.”It was also claimed that some of the dolls were holding placards promoting a local adult shop.This article was first published on The Sunand was reproduced with permission.

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