On Sunday, the membership performed at house in opposition to Gwangju in South Korea’s high soccer championship, which was resulting from begin on February 29 however was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Followers had been barred from the bottom as a part of measures to stop the unfold of an infection, however these watching on-line observed one thing off-color concerning the mannequins drafted in to fill the stands.
A few of the figures had been holding indicators for an organization that makes intercourse dolls, and followers identified that they seemed like grownup dolls quite than mannequins.
“Truthfully, if you happen to noticed the mannequins you must have thought they had been unusual,” wrote one fan on Instagram.
Others had been incredulous that nobody on the membership had observed the problem.
“The feminine model wearing a white brief sleeve t-shirt, the breast excessively stood out, and the nipples had been protruding, however you did not know they had been an grownup product?” wrote one other fan on Instagram. “You might be kidding me.”
“Concerning the cheer mannequins that had been put in through the sport on the 17th, we sincerely apologize for inflicting deep concern to the followers,” the assertion stated.
FC Seoul defined that though the dolls had been made to appear like actual folks, quite than standard mannequins, it had checked they had been “in no way associated to grownup merchandise” earlier than agreeing to put in them, and had been informed they’d be mannequins of the sort generally used to mannequin garments.
Employees “went by the affirmation course of that they weren’t grownup merchandise a number of occasions,” stated the assertion, and did not discover that an advert for grownup merchandise was seen on the day of the sport.
“That is our fault with out excuse,” stated the membership. “Whatever the cause, we apologize once more for inflicting nice concern to the followers who love and cheer for FC Seoul.”
CNN has tried to contact the membership for additional remark.
The South Korean Okay League is one in every of only a handful of soccer leagues nonetheless functioning after the world sport was largely shut down by the pandemic.
Germany’s Bundesliga additionally restarted this weekend, with groups enjoying in empty stadiums.
Different leagues are grappling with the query of restarting competitions that had been postponed.
Some soccer authorities, together with these in France, have determined to cancel the 2019/2020 season.
Nevertheless, the UK’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A are nonetheless contemplating their choices.