German football fans put cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stands games to avoid falling into the void “stages

German football fans put cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stands games to avoid falling into the void “stages

The future of the sport is as uncertain as ever in the 19-COVID pandemic. A Japanese medical expert said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympic Games, which had already been delayed one year might not be as expected if a vaccination is available; indicated organize head of the Tokyo abolition Committee of the Olympic Games would be a possibility. The French prime minister announced on Tuesday that France would be canceled for the football season; next season may start early in September. In the United States, dictate a patchwork of state laws when economies are reopened – and if people can still use the sports facilities – is certain to complicated comeback plans for the NBA, MLB, and other major American sports leagues. However, a plan already exists, when in Germany every football league, the Bundesliga, his expected return some May is a cardboard portraits of his actual team fans where it is to be welcomed. That’s right: Trailer Borussia Moenchengladbach, the German club that is currently in fourth place in the Bundesliga table, a new concept of oddball developed – a character in the world when the crown-sporting events was are held in stadiums and empty arenas in the next replication from weeks and months. For 19 Euros, or about $20.60, fans of Borussia Moenchengladbach a cardboard cutout can buy their similarity in Borussia-Park home stadium seats are planted during the games. is simple: a city at this link, take or upload a photo of themselves to fill some information, including your payment information and your order goes to a printer based in Mönchengladbach, get your fanny box Tribune about 260,000 people in west Germany near the Dutch border. “Football fans in Germany are not the smartest people in the world,” jokes Ingo Müller, member of the Association team fan who came up with the idea a few weeks ago while placed third in his Berlin apartment in quarantine. Müller associated with some application developers and bring running. “We had it easier for them to do,” he says. According to Müller, the carton campaign has exceeded 10,000 orders. For their photos, fans put on their jerseys and wear her scarf. to visit sites of supporters they have issued orders, so if you travel to Monchengladbach team, will be at stake – booed the home team, but at least in spirit. Müller stresses intense rivalry from the other side to replicate the Bundesliga excludes cardboard floor. “I never would dare to copy it,” says Müller. “Bayern Monaco is really angry that we came up with it.” (Bayern Monaco do not respond to an email seeking comment did.) Part of the proceeds of cardboard sales, says Müller will be placed in a fund for the fans, who need help during the pandemic. The initiative is to support the local print shop at an uncertain time. Officials from Borussia Monchengladbach embraced the idea immediately: they opened their stadium for the group of advocates, already 3,000 boxes fans in the 54,000 stationed seats structure. “If players pass through the tunnel, and you see these supporters in the stands, you have the feeling that someone is watching you,” says Markus Aretz, Head of Media and Communication for Borussia Moenchengladbach. “It ‘a good feeling for the players. It’s fun. It is a statement of the fans who want to be with the team. It is a statement for us: the fans are part of the game.” Aretz said that no amount of noise is pumped into the stadium during the Games; This goes a bit ‘too far. Borussia Moenchengladbach do not want to send a message that the experience of the artificial ventilator can get close to the real thing. “We will do nothing that would give fans the feeling that we do not need you,” said Aretz. political leadership of Germany ultimately decide when the Bundesliga to return; the COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 population Country (7.61) is much lower than in neighboring Belgium (64.18) and France (35.37) any type of restart in the near future is not a demonstration of thousands of fans belong . Müller promises that if the Borussia-Park fans may return the fan group will be a big party where people who brought cuttings of them can gather. “The best part is that we will not garbage,” says Müller. “Come to the stadium, a beer and a sausage, and take home a memory.” Such an expectation for a cardboard collection, history has never seen. What that will be for another day.
Picture copyright by Christian Verheyen-Borussia Moenchengladbach / Getty Images

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