K-League's FC Seoul apologise for using sex dolls to fill-up seats in empty stadium

Brighton and Hove Albion previously said they are open to suggestions of how to generate an atmosphere at the Amex Stadium if the Premier League resumes behind closed.

Monday, 18th May 2020, 11:15 am
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 11:16 am

Chief Executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber recently said, "all ideas are good ideas at this stage" but he may well revise that after seeing what happened to K-League’s FC Seoul.

Some clubs have played fake crowd noises over loudspeakers, others have created large flags and messages but FC Seoul seem to have taken it a step too far.

The club were forced to apologise after they inadvertently used mannequins that turned out to be sex dolls to fill their stadium as football resumed behind closed doors in South Korea.

Fans watching the match on television immediately took to social media to raise doubts.

FC Seoul released a statement and blamed the supplier for the mix-up. “We would like to apologise to the fans.

"We are deeply sorry. Our intention was to do something light-hearted in these difficult times.

"We will think hard about what we need to do to ensure that something like this never happens again.”

Thumbs up from the FC Seoul mannequins

Due to the lack of football across the globe, the K-League sold international broadcasting rights to more than 10 countries.

The Bundesliga also returned action as football in Germany also returned behind closed doors.