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FC Seoul Slapped With Record Fine For Placing 'Sex Dolls' In The Stands

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FC Seoul Slapped With Record Fine For Placing 'Sex Dolls' In The Stands

FC Seoul have been slapped with a record fine of £67,000 for placing 'sex dolls' in the stands during their K-League match against Gwangju FC.

The South Korean side filled their empty stadium with around 20 dolls with some wearing face masks and the team's colours while adverting SoloS - a sex toy seller.

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The creepy looking mannequins were stationed in the arena as a replacement for fans who are not permitted at games due to the coronavirus crisis.

K-League rules say inappropriate or sexual advertisements are not allowed and officials have decided to hand the club a record fine, according to reports.

FC Seoul apologised for their mistake after the 1-0 victory on Sunday.

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"We would like to apologise to the fans. We are deeply sorry," the statement read.

"We would like to clarify that while these mannequins have been made to look and feel like real humans, they are not for sexual use - as confirmed by the manufacturer. We had them supplied by a company named Dalcom, which claimed they are clothing mannequins. We double, triple checked that they are not for sexual use."

The statement added: "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."

What's more, the company that operates Seoul World Cup Stadium is investigating the incident and could take action against the club, which could see FC Seoul face possible stadium expulsion.

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A spokesperson for the firm is quoted as saying permission is needed to advertise any product in the stadium.

Topics: Football News, South Korea, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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