Despite being unable to fill their stadium with fans, the Denver Broncos weren't short on animated supporters for their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
That's because 1,800 cardboard cutouts of characters from the cartoon South Park were installed to fill the gaps during the NFL game, with the likes of characters Kenny and Cartman watching on.
Gang’s all here. 😅 @SouthPark | @ComedyCentral https://t.co/3OLVXQSK12— Denver Broncos (@Denver Broncos)1601220723.0
Fans were loving it.
@Broncos @SouthPark @ComedyCentral Just imagine if mid game a ball flys out of bounce and hits kenny. Would the ann… https://t.co/YhHVNuEoz5— Surebuddy (@Surebuddy)1601221006.0
@Broncos @SouthPark @ComedyCentral SUPERB https://t.co/LvqNtx6oGJ— Broncos Europe (@Broncos Europe)1601220806.0
@Broncos @SouthPark @ComedyCentral 😆 https://t.co/3QTiEU28uS— Gives No Pucks (@Gives No Pucks)1601221270.0
@Broncos @SouthPark @ComedyCentral Whoever thought of this deserves a raise— Quarantined Guy of Rivia🐝 (@Quarantined Guy of Rivia🐝)1601221287.0
“All 1,800 of us had a great time at the @Broncos game today! South Park's first-ever supersized episode, 'The Pandemic Special' premieres Wednesday at 8/7c on @ComedyCentral," the cartoon's Twitter account posted.
The characters even had masks on due to the pandemic, and were joined by more than 5,000 socially-distanced real fans.
However, the fake fans were unable to lift the home side to victory at the Mile High Stadium, with the Buccaneers coming out on top with a score of 28-10.
All 1,800 of us had a great time at the @Broncos game today! South Park’s first-ever supersized episode, "The Pande… https://t.co/iiIdkV4EV0— South Park (@South Park)1601249369.0
Perhaps they could try The Simpsons next?