Italian police have protested to the Interior Ministry over the receipt of pink protective masks for men on duty, saying the color risks damaging its reputation.
"We do not understand the reason behind the purchase of the masks in a color that at first glance would seem incongruous with our forces," the police union wrote in a letter to the Interior Ministry.
"The market is incomprehensible," the letter said, adding that after two years of a coronavirus pandemic, it should be easy to buy the right masks.
In the future, the masks should only be black, white or blue, the letter concludes. So far there is no comment from the Ministry of Interior.