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Football Fans Shower Field With Teddy Bears for Turkey's Earthquake Victims



During a Turkish Super League game between Besiktas and Antalyaspor in Istanbul, fans threw thousands of soft toys onto the pitch in a bid to send a message of support to children affected by recent deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The outpouring of donations came 4 minutes and 17 seconds into the match, marking the exact time the first earthquake hit earlier this month. Among the toys tossed onto the pitch were pink dolls, sparkly unicorns, fluffy rabbits, monkeys, elephants, and fish. Scarves and hats were also thrown in the hope of keeping those displaced by the disaster warm amid harsh winter conditions. The scene was hailed as "incredibly moving" by some who watched footage of the incident online.



Photo Credit: Oxana Lyashenko

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