A South Korean football club that used sex dolls to populate an empty grandstand has been fined $100,000-plus.
The controversy began at the weekend when K League club FC Seoul (the 2016 K League champions) used 'mannequins' to fill the empty stadium (crowds have been banned as part of coronavirus precautions).
It wasn't long before social media began noticing something was amiss with the 'ready-to-please' fans safely positioned to adhere to social distancing regulations.
It seems it's a doll said, mannequin said situation with the club saying their supplier (who provide both sex dolls and fashion mannequins) assured them the dolls were not "adult products".
"We had confirmed that the mannequins were made as if they were real but had nothing to do with adult products," declared a club statement. "But the problem was we failed to make detailed checks, which is our fault without a doubt."
Despite the apology, the K League still issued a $100,000,000 (South Korean won) fine; that equates to just under $125k. Ouch! Especially given one look at the dolls used and it's hard to fathom how those who positioned the 'fans' could think they were anything other than 'adult products'.