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Turkish football fans rain toys to children

Samsunspor fans have showered teddy bears, stuffed toys over orphans in Sunday's league match

Can Erözden   | 25.11.2019
Turkish football fans rain toys to children

ANKARA 

Turkish football fans in the Black Sea region showered a section full of children with stuffed toys in a lower division match on Sunday.

Yilport Samsunspor fans in the Samsun 19 Mayis Stadium rained teddy bears and stuffed toys over orphans as gifts in the 55th minute of the match against Sanliurfaspor.

The Black Sea club Samsunspor invited 100 children to Sunday's match as part of a social responsibility project. Many students from Ondokuz Mayis University in Samsun previously had their toys to surprise orphans.

Children in the stadium seemed to be happy when they had their toys.

Yilport Samsunspor on their Twitter account thanked their fans for this act of kindness.

The home team of the match Samsunspor earned a 5-0 victory over Sanliurfaspor.

Similar gestures made in Netherlands

In September, Dutch football fans of ADO Den Haag rained stuffed toys for the sick children in Sophia Kinderziekenhuis in Rotterdam.

ADO Den Haag fans threw cuddly toys in a Dutch top-tier Eredivisie match against Feyenoord in Rotterdam's De Kuip stadium.

In 2018, another Dutch club Excelsior showered toys over sick children in the Feyenoord stand during a league match.

Feyenoord invited the children to their home match at De Kuip but visitors have performed this gesture to please them.

Turkish football fans rain toys to children

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