The true story behind the youngsters seen 'smoking' in charity friendly for sick children
Who hasn't had a cigarette during a football game? Although smoking is now forbidden in many stadiums, it is still a fairly common scene in most football games. However, it is a tad more surprising when it happens in a chairty friendly aimed at helping a charity for sick children.
In a friendly encounter to raise funds for sick children in the Turkish city of Bursa. While some of the children were on a hospital outing to see their idols play, a youngster was filmed by TV crews casually enjoying a cigarette in the stands.
There were some doubts over this person's age; in fact, most media outlets reported it was a child or a teenager at most. As it turns out, the man who was gladly enjoying his cigarette is 36 years old.
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The image was captured by 'beIN Sports' and, of course, soon became viral. The conflicting images of sick children entering the pitch versus what looked like a child smoking in the stands shocked many on social media.
Bursaspor beat Fenerbahçe 2-1. Luis Gustavo, flaming signing of the 'yellow canaries', got injured in the encounter.