Indonesia Football Fans Clash: Violence Erupts During Football Match

Indonesia Football Fans Clash: Violence erupts during a football match in Indonesia, 129 dead.

At least 129 people have been killed and around 180 injured after a stampede broke out during riots at a football match in Indonesia.

Police said on Sunday that the incident was one of the worst stadium disasters in the world.

The losing team attacked the pitch.

After the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya in East Java province ended on Saturday night, supporters of the losing team attacked the pitch and police fired tear gas, East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta told reporters.

Due to this, there was a stampede, and cases of suffocation were also reported.

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Indonesia Football Fans Clash: Such incidents have already happened in Indonesia.

Video footage from local news channels showed people running on the pitch at the stadium in Malang. Such incidents have come to the fore during matches in Indonesia in the past.

Indonesia’s Sports Minister Zainuddin Amli told Kompas TV that the ministry would re-evaluate security at football matches, including considering not allowing spectators in stadiums.

The Indonesian top league BRI Liga 1 has suspended games for a week after the match that Persebaya won 3-2 and an investigation was launched, Indonesia’s Football Association (PSSI) said.

Such an incident happened in Britain in April 1989 as well.

In global stadium disasters, 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death in Britain in April 1989, when an overcrowded and fenced-off fence at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield collapsed.

Indonesia is to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup in May and June next year.

They are one of three countries bidding for next year’s Asian Cup, the continent’s euro equivalent after China pulled out as hosts.

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