Toys thrown to pitch by Besiktas fans for children affected by Turkey earthquake

Author: Umutesiwase Raudwa
On:1/03/2023 13:45
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Thousands of teddy bears and other stuffed toys were thrown on to the pitch during a match in Istanbul between Besiktas and Antalyaspor, as a donation to children who survived Turkey's earthquake.

The event was organised by Besiktas fans as part of relief efforts and the Turkish Super Lig game was paused after four minutes and 17 seconds, the earthquake first struck Turkey at 04:17 local time, to allow fans to throw the gifts on to the pitch.

Strong earthquakes, which began on 6 February, struck both Turkey and neighbouring Syria, killing more than 50,000

Toys thrown to pitch by Besiktas fans to help kids affected by the earthquake