Serie B outfit Triestina get themselves some fake fans
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Italian second tier outfit Triestina have come up with a novel way to deal with their disappointing attendance figures. Struggling to fill their 32,454-seat Stadio Nereo Rocco, the club took the decision to close one of their stands for the entire season.
But rather than face the embarrassment of playing in front of thousands of empty seats, the stand has been covered with giant posters of fake fans.
The plan seems to be working a treat so far. Triestina won their match against Pescara 1-0 on Sunday, the stand closure was vindicated by an attendance of 3,810 genuine supporters, and those flat supporters not only seem to be having a great time, they also look good for the TV cameras.
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