Friendly football match between police and Roma team ends in 8-3 score

The Bratislava I Police District Directorate defeated a Roma team by a score of 8-3 in a friendly match that took place under the auspices of Bratislava Region president Pavol Frešo at the Budatínska Primary School on Saturday, August 21, the TASR newswire reported. The police, wearing yellow-green jerseys, won the first half decidedly 7-1. The Roma in red-black colours of the Integrasa civic association improved in the second half, which they won 2-1. The match, which was played on artificial grass, was heavily influenced by hot weather and the players' fitness (or lack thereof).

The Bratislava I Police District Directorate defeated a Roma team by a score of 8-3 in a friendly match that took place under the auspices of Bratislava Region president Pavol Frešo at the Budatínska Primary School on Saturday, August 21, the TASR newswire reported.

The police, wearing yellow-green jerseys, won the first half decidedly 7-1. The Roma in red-black colours of the Integrasa civic association improved in the second half, which they won 2-1. The match, which was played on artificial grass, was heavily influenced by hot weather and the players' fitness (or lack thereof).

Before the match, both teams were given a pail of water each for refreshment during the game.

“We enjoy football, and now we have a chance to appear on TV,” the TASR newswire was told by Mario, who captained the Roma team.

The entire event was emceed by actor Jan Kroner, who plays the role of Miňo Demovič, a sly friend of the police officers in the popular sitcom Professionals. The match was organised by Milan Richter and Peter Mrva from the Intergrasa civic association. "The idea was to make police officers acquainted with Roma not only in repressive terms, but also from a different side," said Richter.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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