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Polish Football Association official busted touting tickets at the Aviva

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Kazimierz Gren (Pic: supernowosci24)
Kazimierz Gren (Pic: supernowosci24)

Polish Football Association (PZPN) official Kazimierz Gren was arrested by gardai on Sunday for ticket touting outside the Aviva stadium.

Gren, who was nicked on Lansdowne Road, had travelled to Ireland on an official all expenses paid trip for the Euro 2016 qualifier.

The 52-year-old ticket tout ended up spending the night in a cell before being charged under Section 3 of the Casual Trading Act for failing to produce a licence allowing him to sell the tickets in public places.

Gren appeared before Judge Michael Walsh on Monday and claimed that he had been trying to help Polish ex-patriots go to the game.

Judge Walsh spared Gren a possible fine and criminal record by striking out the charge for ticket touting as there were “extenuating circumstances”.

The Euro 2016 qualifier between Poland and Ireland finished 1-1.