Gladbach plot cardboard cut-out fans for Bundesliga restart

first_imgIt may be a while before real fans can return to Bundesliga stadiums, but Borussia Moenchengladbach supporters are planning to fill the stands with the next best thing: 50,000 cardboard cut-outs of themselves. A deserted Borussia-Park, Borusia Moenchengladbach’s home stadium The German league is suspended until the end of April due to the coronavirus crisis, and games are expected to be played behind closed doors if and when the season resumes. Yet at fourth-placed Gladbach, fans now have the option to order a “life-size cardboard cut-out” of themselves – complete with photos of their faces – to occupy their usual spot on the terraces. “This way, we will be the first club to bring a bit of life back to our stadium, even if fans actually have to watch from home,” wrote supporter organisation Fanprojekt Moenchengladbach (FPMG) in an online statement on Wednesday.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise YouWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Read Also: Barcelona facing €100M loss amid Covid 19 outbreakThe Bundesliga is currently on hold until April 30, with clubs set to meet later this week to discuss further plans.The league has said it hopes to play out the season in order to ensure TV revenues crucial to the financial stability of some of its clubs.Gladbach hosted the last fixture to date on March 11, when they beat local rivals Cologne in the first Bundesliga game ever to be held behind closed doors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img For 19 euros ($21), Gladbach fans can buy the cardboard cut-out, which FPMG said would actually be made of “weather-proof plastic”. The proceeds would help to keep FPMG’s seven employees in a job, with some of the money also donated to good causes close to the club, organisers said. The figures themselves, meanwhile, are to be produced by two small firms in Moenchengladbach which have been forced to close during the crisis. “We won’t be making any profits, and when the ‘war’ is won, everyone can take home their doppelganger as a reminder of these curious times,” said FPMG. Empty seats and stands at Borussia-Park football stadium, home of Borussia Moenchengladbachlast_img read more