PSSI Supports Police Investigatiton on Soccer Match Riot in Kanjuruhan Stadium Malang that Kills 127 People

- 02 October 2022 10:25 WIB
 General Chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Mochamad Iriawan. (Photo/twiter @iriawan84)
General Chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Mochamad Iriawan. (Photo/twiter @iriawan84)

 

JAKARTADAILY.ID – 127 people died in a riot at the Kajuruhan stadium in Malang during the derby match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya.

Regarding this tragedy, the General Chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Mochamad Iriawan expressed his deep condolences for the incident.

"PSSI regrets the actions of the Aremania supporters at the Kanjuruhan Stadium. We are sorry and apologize to the families of the victims and all parties for the incident. For this reason, PSSI immediately formed an investigation team and immediately left for Malang," said Iriawan in an official PSSI statement, Sunday, 2 October 2022.

Also read: 127 People Died in Riot after a Derby Match Between Arema FC and Persebaya at Kanjuruhan Stadium Malang

As is known, the BRI Liga 1 2022/2023 match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya which ended 2-3 for the visitors ended in chaos after the match. Thousands of Arema FC fans took to the field to express their emotions because their team lost.

Iriawan added that PSSI supports the police to investigate this case. Moreover, this incident greatly tarnished the face of Indonesian football.

"We have temporarily suspended the 2022/2023 Liga 1 competition for one week. In addition, the Arema FC team is prohibited from hosting for the rest of the competition this season," he said.

Also read: Two Indonesian Soccer Fans Died During the President's Cup Match Between Persib vs Persebaya

Until now, the PSSI Ketum continues to coordinate with PSSI internal and external parties, in this case law enforcement officers and the Arema FC Panpel.

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Editor: M. A. Wahad

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