A South Korean football team has issued an apology for using sex dolls to fill empty stands during their first home game on Sunday.
The country’s professional football, K-League resumed action on May 8 and in the game between FC Seoul and Gwangju FC, Dalcom, a complete business POS Software and Hardware solutions company offered to help fill some of the empty seats with 30 “premium mannequins” — 28 of them female, and two of them male.
Despite pornography being illegal in South Korea, some of the dolls can be seen holding signs advertising x-rated websites. The move caused an uproar from netizens who accused FC Seoul of using the sex dolls to liven up the stadium.
Taking to social media, the club apologized over the matter and dismissed claims that “sex dolls” were used in the stands, insisting they were “premium mannequins”.However, they admitted that the “sex dolls” came from a supplier that produces sex toys.
“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,” FC Seoul said in a statement on its Instagram page.
For several weeks, sporting activities have been grounded to a halt across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic and over the weekend some leagues have begun reopening.
Major conditions for the reopening of the league had included teams playing without fans to combat further spread of the virus.
According to BBC, Dalcom has since apologised to FC Seoul, explaining that the adverts were from a sex toy company who had partnered with it.
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