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
Besiktas fans throw toys on to pitch for children affected by earthquake
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Big W for Besiktas
Football is beautiful.
wonderful, beautiful, Gods blessing🙏
This is so sweet
One of the few beautiful highlights of humanity
what a brilliant show of compassion 👏👏
Veliko srce svaka cast
Too many people have died another 300000 will die in the next month from cold disease starvation.
Now i am a Besiktas fan! 🖤🤍
That’s very sweet. But what Turkey & Syrian children affected by the earthquakes REALLY need right now is clean drinkable water, food, medications, doctors, and clothes, not toys and stuffed animals