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Thousands of German soccer fans pay for cardboard cutouts of themselves at Bundesliga stadium

3 days ago   |   By TORONTO STAR

Gladbach fans took pictures at home in a shirt or scarf and paid 19 euros to be turned into one of the Pappkameraden, or cardboard companions.
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Not cut out for this! Gladbach crash in front of 13,000 'cardboard fans'

Not cut out for this! Gladbach crash in front of 13,000 'cardboard fans'

3 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Mönchengladbach - Despite having 13,000 cardboard cut-outs of watching home fans, Borussia Moenchengladbach lost ground in the Bundesliga title race with a 3-1 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday behind closed doors. With football fans in Germany locked out in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Gladbach fans have come up with a novel way of showing their support. Season ticket holders can have their cardboard lookalike allocated to their regular spot at Borussia Park.
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Thousands of replica fans take over Bundesliga stadium

Thousands of replica fans take over Bundesliga stadium

3 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Even when German fans are stuck at home, they can still be seen in the stadium. Around 13,000 cutouts filled the stands on Saturday as Borussia Monchengladbach hosted Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga game which could help decide Champions League qualification. Gladbach fans took pictures at home in a shirt or scarf and paid 19 euros to be turned into one of the ''Pappkameraden'' or ''cardboard companions.'' Season-ticket holders have their cutout placed in their usual spot, though some fan groups denounced the idea.
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Soccer Team Has Cardboard-Cut-Out Fans Attend First Home Game Since Return

Soccer Team Has Cardboard-Cut-Out Fans Attend First Home Game Since Return

3 days ago   |   By NESN

Borussia Monchengladbach fans' actions are speaking louder than their chants.
Around 13,000 Supporters of the German soccer club paid €19 each to place a cardboard cut-out photo of themselves inside Borussia Park, their home stadium. The Bundesliga has resumed its 2019-20 season, following a pause of two-plus months due to the coronavirus outbreak, but fans can't attend games for the time being. Local charities benefit from Monchengladbach's novel scheme, which allows fans to buy their way into the stadium and produce the unique setting viewers of Saturday's Bundesliga game against Bayer...
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