Real Betis fans threw thousands of stuffed toys onto the field during halftime of their game against Real Sociedad.
It was their final home game of the calendar year, and the fans participated in the annual toy drive. The drive would see the toys collected and distributed to underprivileged children during Christmas. A number of organizations, nationally and internationally, have made requests for the toys collected during the game.
Real Betis posted a message on social media to acknowledge the contributions made by their patrons: “A great win yesterday, but the most important picture is this one. The fans brought thousands of toys for children in need, so everyone gets a present in these special weeks. Thank you, Béticos! And special thanks to our volunteers! You are the best!”
Watch Real Betis fans rain toys for the underprivileged
As seen in the video, the field was filled with stuffed toys thrown in from the stands. This is part of an annual drive by the club to spread joy during the season of giving.
According to an official statement 19,000 toys were collected on December 12. This is a 1,500 increase from the 17,500 toys that were collected during the second edition of the drive.
The toys will be delivered through the Social Area and the Real Betis Balompié Foundation.
In the subsequent game, the home team came away with a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad that sees them move into third place in La Liga.