In the next two weeks, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto will be operated on his hip. This politician said on Facebook.
“Unfortunately, for me it was the last game of the season – a hip operation was scheduled for two weeks. Next season will be the best game! ”He wrote.
On Saturday, February 9, in the open air in the center of Helsinki, a hockey match took place with the participation of 70-year-old Niinistö. Hockey legends Jari Kurri and Vyacheslav Fetisov also took part in the game.
Fetisov, commenting on the last match, said he was glad to come to the Finnish capital to play hockey to draw attention to the important issue of combating climate change. “It was the game of outdoor hockey that helped me in the fulfillment of my dream. As a child, I spent almost all the days from October to April in Moscow on the ice of ponds and rivers, ”quotes Fetisov TASS .
The agency notes that the team for which the president of Finland played, gave way to the Fetisov team with a score of 7: 9. At the same time Niinistyo twice threw the puck.