ENGLAND — A cardboard cutout of a football fan was ejected from a stadium at an unnamed Premiership football match today for allegedly racially abusing an opposition player; it has emerged.
The cardboard cutouts have become a popular feature at football matches worldwide since lockdown, with many clubs cashing in on the gullibility of their fans, but now the F.A. say they will have to re-assess the whole cardboard fan sections currently used by clubs across the globe.
A spokesperson for the unnamed club involved in the unfortunate incident told the Daily Dafty earlier this morning: “We received a complaint that one of our cardboard cutout fans was shouting racially motivated abuse at a black opposition player.
“We do not tolerate this sort of behaviour and so subsequently removed the cutout from the stadium where it will be dealt with, swiftly.”
It’s not the first time a cardboard fan cutout has sparked controversy at a football match.
Only last week, two cardboard cutouts were refused entry to an important game after CCTV cameras close to the turnstiles caught them urinating and flogging tickets at over-inflated prices.
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