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