Monday, May 18, 2020

I Have Seen the Future and...Korean Football Club Apologizes For Using Sex Dolls To Fill Stadium

From MarketWatch:  
“Spectators” before the start of a soccer match between FC Seoul and Gwangju FC at the Seoul 
World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean soccer club has apologized after being accused of putting sex dolls in empty seats during a match.

FC Seoul expressed “sincere remorse” over the controversy, but insisted in a statement that it used mannequins — not sex dolls — to mimic a home crowd during Sunday’s 1-0 win over Gwangju FC at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Following a weeks-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, the K-League returned to action on May 8 without spectators, days after professional baseball began under similar conditions. The leagues plan to play in empty stadiums until the risks of coronavirus infections are lowered.

With players competing in front of rows of empty seats, some soccer and baseball teams have been trying to create a festive and humorous atmosphere that involves filling stands with huge team banners, pictures of mask-wearing fans, or even vegetables....MORE
On the plus side they appear to be social distancing.
And most are wearing masks.