Filling the empty


adorning sport without fans is a challenge to return after competitions coronavirus, and the organizers have tried several ways to make empty stadiums more appealing.

After South Korean football club FC Seoul received a record fine for using sex dolls to fill the seats, AFP Sport looks at some of the innovations

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Sports took a surreal turn when the baseball league on the island of Taiwan began last month with robots providing live music as they instilled in the stands.

In what could have been a scene from Star Wars, a group of robots – the perruqu’re wearing – banged drums for the opening match of Rakuten Monkeys.

Mannequins wearing team colors were placed around the stadium, as well as fans of cardboard cutouts, media and family members of the players.

Crowd supply
cardboard cutouts were a popular way to fill empty seats but the German soccer club Borussia Monchengladbach crossed one more step the idea and gave fans the chance to have life-size images of themselves in the stands.

Thousands of people took the offer, where they pay 19 euros to have their image placed in the stadium Borussia Park

“The organizers of the campaign are regularly envahies by the controls -. We can hardly keep trying to install them, “representing the fan Thomas Weinmann told the Bundesliga website.

Pipeline noise

the sound of hail, cheering recorded replaced vertebral-Tingling column roar of the crowd in certain stages. K-League South Korea, popular song recordings resumed around which hosted games at the 2002 World Cup soccer empty places of the country, some.
Meanwhile, viewers will hear Australian football crowd noises prerecorded placed on the match images where the games back next month.

“We had a number of tests and consulteda number of people, including the film industry, just to get this right, “Lewis Martin, CEO broadcaster Channel Seven says


Meanwhile, software developers have launched an application, MyApplause, allowing fans to create the sound of the crowd to their homes.
users can choose Cheering, clapping, singing and whistling, and the resulting noise is played on the speakers on the stage and sound systems in the home spectators. specific team logos and songs are available.

South Korean baseball has adopted a high-tech approach with fans on radiateda stadium big screen as they watch the game online.

barbecue Baseball

Baseball cheerleaders on the island of Taiwan conducted interactions with live fans stadiums, cats and dissemination of dance routines on their mobile phone (s. a cheerleader, even cooked and ate a barbecue while sitting in the stands, while streaming over the Internet. [123 ] the baseball league of the island has become popular not used during the coronavirus, with millions of private sports fans watch English-language comments abroad.

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‘the dolls’ Much controversy has been generated by South Korea’s FC Seoul, who received 100,000,000 won ($ 81,000) fine – the largest in the history of K-League -. to place sex dolls in their stadium

After reviewing the case, the K-League has accepted the request of FC Seoul he did not know the models were sex toys, but said that he “could easily recognize their use by using common sense and experience. “
” the controversy over the incident “real doll” deeply humbled and hurt the fans of women [and] damaged the integrity of the league, “he said.

reports indicate the manikin distributor approached the offer K-league to provide its produitsremplir empty stands free, and was presented to FC Seoul.

the team said he had asked the politeThis investigate the supplier.

new season of the K-League began May 8 without spectators after being postponed for more than two months due to the pandemic of coronavirus.

clubs have cardboard cutouts used placards and banners to fill the stands, but fans are not impressed with the sex doll.

“I wonder how they even had this bizarre idea. It is an international disgrace, “said online criticism.

Another fan said: “FC Seoul has turned the stadium into an X-rated area. “

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