Fans of the Istanbul football club Besiktas threw thousands of stuffed toys onto the football pitch last Sunday to show solidarity with the children impacted by the earthquakes which hit the country in February.
The Turkish Super League game was paused after just 4 minutes and 17 seconds to let the fans throw the toys onto the pitch.
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Besiktas released a club statement, saying that fans threw “scarves, berets and plush toys on the ground of Vodafone Park to be given as a gift to the children in the earthquake region to cheer them up.”
As the death toll rises up to 50,000, with other earthquakes still hitting the regions, the fans wanted to raise the morale of all those undergoing the cataclysm. Players from both clubs volunteered to remove the toys from the pitch, as they will all be donated to children impacted by the quake.