The top-flight South Korean side has apologised after fans accused them of using S£X dolls in the stands.
FC Seoul insisted they were “premium mannequins” rather than S£X dolls – but did admit they came from a supplier that produces S£X toys.
And some of the dolls were holding signs advertising x-rated websites – despite pornography being banned in South Korea.
The mannequins’ manufacturer told the BBC they had apologised to FC Seoul. But they also reiterated that the dolls were merely “premium mannequins”.
What happened at the match?
On Sunday, FC Seoul played their first home match of the K League season.
The ground was empty – one of many measures designed to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak.
So before the match, a company called Dalcom offered to fill some of the empty seats, and the club agreed.
In total, there were 30 mannequins – 28 of them female, and two of them male.
However, fans watching online noticed that some of the mannequins looked more like S£X dolls – and some were advertising x-rated websites – leading to the club apologising on Instagram and Facebook.
Dalcom said the adverts came from a S£X toy company who placed orders with Dalcom, and wanted to take pictures of the mannequins before the game.
“They were supposed to take all the logos down before the game started,” Dalcom director Cho Young-June told the BBC.” But there were several hairbands and logos left to be caught by the public eye.”
FC Seoul official Lee Ji-hoon told the BBC it didn’t do a background check on Dalcom, and didn’t realise they worked in the S£X industry.
Mr Lee admitted he thought the dolls looked “very human” – but said it didn’t even enter his mind that they could be S£X toys.