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No fans are allowed IN the stadium but no one ever said anything about being ON it! At least that was the thinking of a group of Porto fans on Wednesday night.
Football is very different without fans, of course, so a group of Porto fans made sure there was still some atmosphere after they were spotted on the roof of the Estadio do Dragao for their sides game against Maritimo.
A small group of them were pictured with a banner and flares as the game went on below them and they celebrated with songs, and letting off the flares, when they went ahead in the game. Lord knows how they got up there.
Porto fans are on the fucking roof of their stadium :joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/0dmt3t2WeX- Colin (@colgcra) June 10, 2020
Porto fans on the stadium roof ...as you do :joy: pic.twitter.com/zfgbM1AH06- David Rennie (@rhinoboy79) June 10, 2020
The fans didn't get to see an instant classic, with the game finishing 1-0, but they did get to see the ironically named Jesus Manuel Corona score for the second week in-a-row since Portuguese football returned.
Alex Telles received a red card late on in the game, to keep some entertainment for the fans high up on the roof, but Sergio Conceicao's team held on for the win.
The result, which followed last week's loss to Famalicao, sent the side top of the table after rivals Benfica drew 2-2 with Portimonense, having been 2-0 up, their second draw in-a-row since the league restarted.
Fans haven't returned to stadiums throughout the world with different teams using different methods to make things seem more 'normal.'
One South Korean club got in trouble for accidentally using adult entertainment dolls in the stands and some teams have used cardboard cutouts with fans faces on, which led to Dominic Cummings making an appearance in Australia, as well as Durham.
The Premier League returns next week and clubs are expected to have banners covering the lower tier that faces the television cameras to cover the empty seats.
Whether we see any fans adventurous enough to climb stadiums in England we'll have to wait and see, but we advise against it, obviously.
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