Coronavirus: Dynamo Brest are putting fans' faces on dummies to fill their stadium during crisis

The on-going coronavirus crisis has forced almost all the sporting events across the world to stop. 

We say almost all – because despite the global pandemic – football in Belarus continues. 

It’s the only country in Europe that hasn’t postponed competition, with the Belarusian Premier League very much in full flow. 

But in recent weeks, supporters are starting to take notice of how the rest of the world is dealing with coronavirus and many are staying away from stadiums. 

Never fear though – because Dynamo Brest have found a way to ensure their stands are always full.

The defending champions are asking fans to purchase virtual tickets online and in return, their faces will be put on mannequins sitting inside the stadium.

Sounds bizarre right?

But, it’s working. Check out some brilliant images below: 

That’s absolutely hilarious. Those virtual fans are loving it! 

The dummies were caught on camera during Brest’s fixture against Shakhtyor Soligorsk in the Belarusian Cup on Wednesday. 

As you’ll notice, each mannequin is wearing a different football shirt – with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Ajax, Brazil and Benfica all noticeable in the above pictures. 

You’ve got to admit, that’s quite a smart idea. 

Per The Sun, fans from the UK, Iran, Russia and the United Arab Emirates have all been getting involved and the club thanked people for their support on Twitter. 

“Our fans from all over the world seem to be happy! Thanks for your support, guys!” they tweeted. 

In another classy move, Brest have confirmed that all the money raised from the virtual tickets will be donated to help fight coronavirus. 

You can bet their stadium will be even busier going forward! 

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