Nottingham Forest have five remaining home games at the City Ground this season and whilst the team will be without fans for the remainder of the 2019/20 EFL Championship campaign they are looking at an inventive idea to get faces on seats so that Reds supporters in spirit can at least still attend in numbers.
The club have agreed a fabulous partnership with Tenants UK Ltd to print out faces of fans so that they can replace the empty seats at the City Ground caused by lockdown with cardboard cut outs of supporters on matchdays.
To join in and have your face on show for Forest’s remaining home games you can click here and visit the fanface website where you can upload a picture of yourself and for £20 you can support the side with your very own face on show over the last few home matches this season starting against Huddersfield Town (live on Sky) on Sunday 28th June.
Those wanting a cardboard cut-out to keep themselves can purchase extras for £20 and photos (with permission) of other family members and friends are permitted to be purchased if required.
The idea has became popular in Germany where football has already resumed post lockdown and although quite controversial amidst Forest fans it is a way that the club can generate income in order to help pay back for tickets sold and for unused season cards for games that fans can now not get to see.
It is hopeful that the lower blocks at the City Ground will be soon full of cardboard followers and with the fanface website crashing within the first 24 hours of launch it looks already to be a very popular idea that can allow you as a fan to be at the game and follow your team as the Reds hope to continue their promotion push to the Premier League.
*Main image @NFFC Joe Worrall and Brennan Johnson sitting with the clubs cardboard fans.