Disinfonauts, help a football (soccer) fan out: who are these robed figures photographed at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena this past weekend? According to Goal.com similarly dressed people have been spotted around the world, notably in Brazil, where the notation #WINNERTAKESEARTH was also found:
The 11 unknown men, each dressed in black robes and sitting in a line, were spotted making strange synchronized gestures during the league match, which Bayern won 3-2.
Situated six rows from the pitch just beside the halfway line in the stand opposite the broadcasting gantry, the group was also seen by TV viewers all across the world.
One fan, Torsten Schmidt, said: “It was very weird. They sat very still for a long time but then would hold their hands up together, or stand up in unison and then sit down again. Everyone near me was very confused. Some people laughed, some looked astonished. It was just very weird.”
A key feature of their clothing was a circular symbol on the chest of their robes.