'Genius': Fans take social-distancing to new heights to watch team
Crazed fans in Poland have rented 21 cranes to abide by social-distancing rules to watch their team race at the local speedway.
Motor Lublin were up against team GKM Grudziaz at the local speedway track, but only a limited number of fans were allowed into the stadium due to coronavirus restrictions.
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Speedway racing is a huge sport in parts of Poland and it showed after fans pooled together and rented 21 cranes to watch the top division race play out.
The scene made for some extraordinary photos.
— Motor Lublin (@motorlublinpgee) July 20, 2020
Due to Coronavirus limitations, fans of Motor Lublin Club Poland borrowed cranes to support their team.
— Anshul Kharb (@anshuIkharb) July 19, 2020
Craning their necks: Motor Lublin supporters' genius social distancing scheme. pic.twitter.com/OKwpnaNzjj
— LearnEnglishThroughFootball (@LETFootball) July 20, 2020
Due to Coronavirus limitations in Poland, the fans of Motor Lublin club borrowed 18 manlifts to support their teams#coronavirus #manlifts #poland #fans #motorlublinclub pic.twitter.com/2Oc1pq1OZQ
— Ashish Crane Service (@AshishCranes) July 20, 2020
The fans have been implementing the tactic for a couple of weeks after an account showed the fans celebrating with flares at the end of one race.
Speedway: #MotorLublin vs. ROW Rybnik
Supporters of Motor Lublin on cranes, due to the limit of fans at the stadium. pic.twitter.com/6Gr7Q1nDni
— HooligansTV (@HooligansTV_eu) July 4, 2020
Speedway takes off in Poland
The fans that went to the trouble in hiring the cranes would not have been disappointed after Motor Lublin defeated the travelling team 58-32.
The Speedway Extraleague in Poland is the nation’s most popular sport.
More people attend the speedway championships than Polish Football League games.