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It rained soft toys at a children’s football match in Turkey


Hundreds of fans threw thousands of teddy bears and other toys onto the playing field during a match between Besiktas and Antalyaspor in Istanbul as a donation for children affected by the earthquake in Turkey.

The event was organized by Besiktas fans as part of an effort to help those affected by the earthquakes that hit southern Turkey.

The Turkish Super League match was stopped at 4:17 a.m. to allow fans to throw gifts onto the pitch. The break time was chosen to commemorate the first earthquake that struck Turkey at 04:17 a.m. local time on February 6.

“Our fans threw scarves, berets and soft toys on the floor of Vodafone Park to share with children in the earthquake-affected area and cheer them up,” the Besiktas team said in a statement. communicated.

Football players and stadium workers collected the toys from the playing field and put them aside before applauding the public.

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