Super Bowl LV Among 30,000 cardboard cutouts
With a limited number of fans allowed into Sunday’s Super Bowl LV, cardboard cutouts were used to fill the void of those unable to attend the big game.
The game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs saw only 25,000 spectators allowed inside the Raymond James Stadium in Florida due to COVID protocols.
The NFL supplemented spectator absence with 30,000 cardboard figures at a cost of 100 dollars, and the proceeds were sent to charitable causes.
The only requirement was to send a photo, as long as there were no political or negative messages displayed.
Among those, it seems, were Barcelona and Real Madrid players Antoine Griezmann and Marcelo, whose cutouts could be seen in the stands.
“Only the popcorn is missing,” Marcelo wrote before the game on Instagram.
Once it finished, Marcelo posted another photo, dressed in Tom Brady’s signed shirt.
Griezmann is also a known fan, and left his message ahead of the big game.
“Thank you NFL for ‘inviting’ me to tomorrow’s game!” the Frenchman posted on Twitter, with a video in which his cardboard image could be seen in the stadium.
? Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) February 6, 2021
“¡Gracias NFL por ‘invitarme’ al partido de mañana!”, colgó previa al encuentro el francés del Barça en Twitter, con un vídeo en el que se ve su imagen de cartón ya colocada en el estadio.