FC Seoul insisted they were “premium mannequins” rather than sex dolls, but admitted they came from a supplier that produces intimacy devices. And some of the dolls had billboards from x-rated websites, even though pornography is banned in South Korea. The maker of the mannequins told the BBC that they had apologized to FC Seoul. But they also reiterated that the dolls were simply “premium mannequins.”

Seoul Football Club scored the first home game of the K-League season. The ground was empty, one of many measures aimed at preventing the outbreak of Covid-19. So before the game started, a company called Dalcom was willing to fill some vacancies, and the club agreed.

There are a total of 30 mannequins, 28 of them were female and 2 of them male. However, fans watching online had noticed that some of the mannequins looked more like sex dolls, some are advertising x-level sites. causing the club to apologize on Instagram and Facebook.

Dalcom said the adverts came from an intimate gadget company that placed orders with Dalcom, and wanted to take pictures of the mannequins before the match. “They were supposed to remove all logos before the match started,” Dalcom coach Cho Yongjun told the BBC. “But there were many hair ties and logos remaining to grab the public’s attention.”

Lee Ji Hoon, a Seoul club official in Seoul, told the BBC that he had not examined the background of Dalcom, and had not realized that they had worked in the sex industry. Mr Lee admitted that he believed the dolls seemed “very humane”, but he said that they had not even crossed his mind as potentially intimate tools.