Cut-outs stand in for football fans at Exeter City to fill stadium despite lockdown

Fans have uploaded their own pictures to be printed on cutouts Credit: ITV West Country

Exeter City football club has come up with a novel way to allow their fans to attend games - in spirit.

While they may not be allowed into the ground to support their team, eager fans can still maintain a presence to 'cheer' their team on.

Cutouts are being fixed to the seats at St James Park for Exeter City's League 2 playoff tie against Colchester.

They are printed with images of actual supporters who have been uploading their pictures online.

Exeter City's stadium, St James Park Credit: ITV West Country

Fans pay £25 for a cutout of themselves to be made. They will be placed in the stands for the play-off game on June 22, and any future matches which have to be played behind closed doors.

When live supporters can eventually return, fans will get their cutout to keep as a souvenir, signed by a player or the manager.

Chris Sumner, who usually dresses up as the club mascot, was one of the first to have his cutout printed Credit: ITV West Country

The club is hoping to have more than a thousand of the cutouts installed in the Adam Stansfield Stand in time for the playoff game against Colchester.

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