Club fined R1.4m for sex dolls drama

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A football club has landed in hot water with a record R1.4-million fine for filling empty seats in their stadium with sex dolls during a recent league game.

FC Seoul placed a reported 20 dolls, with several dressed in the team's apparel, while others held signs usually held up by supporters as they looked to replicate the usual feeling before the coronavirus enforced restrictions.

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But it was quickly noticed by television viewers that they mannequins resembled sex dolls and several were advertising a brand of an adult toy brand.

The most popular club in South Korea quickly apologised for the gaffe, claiming they were unaware it was adult products, but the K-League has now hit them with a fine of record 100 million Korean won.

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"Our intention was to do something lighthearted in these difficult times. We will think hard about what we need to do to ensure that something like this never happens again," the club said in an official statement.

However, the league responded with the hefty fine and claimed they made a 'serious mistake' not removing what was described as 'premium mannequins' before the 1-0 league victory over Gwangju.

"The incident has greatly insulted and hurt female and family fans," the K-League said in their statement.

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