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FC Seoul fans cheer after the AFC Champions League Group E match between FC Seoul and Melbourne Victory at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on February 18, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
  • A professional soccer team in South Korea accidentally used sex dolls to to make its stadium appear less empty during a match at the weekend.
  • FC Seoul said the dolls had been bought inadvertently after a "misunderstanding" with the supplier, according to The Guardian.
  • In total there were 30 mannequins, some of which were holding signs advertising x-rated websites, despite pornography being banned in South Korea.
  • "We would like to apologise to the fans," the club said in a statement on Instagram. "We are deeply sorry."
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A professional soccer team in South Korea accidentally used sex dolls to to make its stadium appear less empty during a match at the weekend.

The K-League side FC Seoul said the dolls, which were dotted around the stands of its 66,000 seater stadium, had been brought inadvertently after a "misunderstanding" with the supplier, according to The Guardian.

Of the 30 mannequins, 28 female and 2 male. Some of them held signs advertising x-rated websites, despite pornography being banned in South Korea.

"We would like to apologise to the fans. We are deeply sorry," the club said in a statement on Instagram.

It 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."

Seoul Sport said however that with so many viewers watching K-League games in the absence of other leagues, the damage had already been done, labeling the mistake an "international disgrace," according to The Guardian.

Seoul beat Gwangju FC 1-0 on the day, moving it up to sixth place in the K-League table.

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