WATCH: FC Dynamo Brest in Belarus has figured out a creative way to fill the empty stands – dummies with fans’ faces! pic.twitter.com/B9QF0dJzMc
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Belarusian Premier League side Dynamo Brest used mannequins as ‘virtual fans’ for Wednesday’s 2-0 domestic cup semi-final win over Shakhtyor Soligorsk.
The dummies, adorning both the faces of supporters who paid for the privilege and the jerseys of famous teams, numbered at least thirty.
Belarus is the only nation in Europe where professional football is still ongoing, with world players’ union Fifpro describing the continuation as “frankly not comprehendible”.
The country’s dictatorial president Alexander Lukashenko has described concern about the pandemic as “coronavirus psychosis”, raising eyebrows worldwide for suggesting vodka and saunas as cures.