Mysterious black-robed figures at game stir up controversy

Black is flattering, usually, but these dudes kind of stand out. Not in a good way.

Mysterious figures at Bayern Munich – Goal.com.

A group of mysterious figures caused a stir in the crowd at Bayern Munich’s clash with Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

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.

A key feature of their clothing was a circular symbol on the chest of their robes. It clearly resembled the logo spotted at a series of linked unexplained event over the past week.

Further sightings of the symbol have been witnessed in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio and on the Brazilian city’s Santa Marta hill, but this is the first time that the mystery has spread to a professional football arena. Also repeatedly spotted at the locations has been the message: #WINNERTAKESEARTH

The article above links to this YouTube video claiming to see the symbol in various places all over the globe.

This is a professionally done video with obvious special effects; it looks like an ad. Our guess, these cult like figures are part of some viral marketing campaign. Possibly for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Mysterious cult like figures in the stands at a soccer game in Bayern.

The mysterious cult like figures in the stands at a soccer game in Bayern.

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  10 comments for “Mysterious black-robed figures at game stir up controversy

  1. October 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    I’m sensing deep disappointment once the movie comes out. I doubt an alien invasion force would bother to “hashtag” anything in advance of their actions.

  2. Lagaya1
    October 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    After reading this morning about the beheading of a former Brazilian soccer star, one thing Brazil doesn’t need is something macabre to promote next year’s games, unless they want empty stadiums and hotels.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1830745-brazilian-footballers-decapitated-head-reportedly-sent-to-wife-by-drug-lords?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cnn-sports-bin&hpt=hp_bn15

  3. Ceppie
    October 30, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Is it just me or does the center of the symbol look a lot like a soccer ball. Plus, eleven men in robes and there are eleven members of a soccer team on the field. Nice little campaign though, it has been successful in that it has generated interest… even if nobody is sure what it is for yet.

  4. Dale S
    October 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Just an ad campaign.

  5. One Eyed Jack
    October 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Whatever they’re marketing, I like their style. Very creative.

  6. October 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    My first question was indeed what is this advertising, so I of course put the ‘hashtag’ into twitter, which, among the tweets, helpfully suggested:
    Related Searches: #winnertakesearth samsung

  7. Brandon
    October 30, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    “Elf ist die Sünde. Elfe überschreiten die zehn Gebote.”
    -Friedrich Schiller

  8. October 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    I suspect a publicity stunt for a new movie or video game.

    • October 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      I stumbled upon a forum while researching this and most people there seemed to believe it was for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil next year. Which would make sense since this took place at a soccer game.

  9. RT
    October 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Clearly a soccer pitch at the end of the ad.

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