THE POLICE announced that a March 28 incident at a football stadium in Trnava in which seats were set afire after a football match between Spartak Trnava and Slovan Bratislava will be investigated as a criminal offence. However, the TASR newswire reported that the police do not know who started the fire.
According to newspaper reports, Slovan Bratislava fans tore up a banner after the match and then burned it, with around one-third of the seats in the southern stand catching fire as a result.
In Round 25 of the Slovakia’s Corgoň Liga premier football league, Slovan Bratislava had defeated Spartak Trnava 3:0.
Damage to the stadium is estimated to be €3,000-€4,000. Ten fire fighters from Trnava were involved in extinguishing the fire.
5. Apr 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff