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what a tragedy, it's just a game !

 

174 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match

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MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Panic and a chaotic run for exits after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match to drive away rampaging fans left at least 174 dead, most of whom were trampled upon or suffocated, making it one of the deadliest sports events in the world.

Attention immediately focused on the police use of tear gas, which is banned at soccer stadiums by FIFA. The president of the world soccer body called the deaths at the stadium “a dark day for all involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension,” while President Joko Widodo ordered an investigation of security procedures.

Violence broke out after the game ended Saturday evening with host Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city losing to Persebaya of Surabaya 3-2.

Disappointed with their team’s loss, thousands of supporters of Arema, known as “Aremania,” reacted by throwing bottles and other objects at players and soccer officials. Witnesses said fans flooded the Kanjuruhan Stadium pitch and demanded that Arema management explain why, after 23 years of undefeated home matches against rival Persebaya, this one ended in a loss.

The violence spread outside the stadium where at least five police vehicles were toppled and set ablaze. Riot police responded by firing tear gas, including toward the stadium's stands, causing panic among the crowd.

Some suffocated and others were trampled as hundreds of people ran to the exit to avoid the tear gas. In the chaos, 34 died at the stadium, including two officers, and some reports include children among the casualties.

“We have already done a preventive action before finally firing the tear gas as (fans) began to attack the police, acting anarchically and burning vehicles,” East Java police chief Nico Afinta said in a news conference early Sunday.

More than 300 were rushed to hospitals but many died on the way and during a treatment, Afinta said.

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Our friendly neighbor has a history of generally undereducated populace with the tendency to become savages once they're able to gather en masse to show their strength against the authority. 

 

 

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Football hooligans are the same everywhere, whites, browns, blacks, etc. They don't understand sport, they only understand violence, so just need to show them you have a bigger gun than their small tiny dick.  Sad day for the sports. 

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5 hours ago, Kb27 said:

what a tragedy, it's just a game !

 

174 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match

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MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Panic and a chaotic run for exits after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match to drive away rampaging fans left at least 174 dead, most of whom were trampled upon or suffocated, making it one of the deadliest sports events in the world.

Attention immediately focused on the police use of tear gas, which is banned at soccer stadiums by FIFA. The president of the world soccer body called the deaths at the stadium “a dark day for all involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension,” while President Joko Widodo ordered an investigation of security procedures.

Violence broke out after the game ended Saturday evening with host Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city losing to Persebaya of Surabaya 3-2.

Disappointed with their team’s loss, thousands of supporters of Arema, known as “Aremania,” reacted by throwing bottles and other objects at players and soccer officials. Witnesses said fans flooded the Kanjuruhan Stadium pitch and demanded that Arema management explain why, after 23 years of undefeated home matches against rival Persebaya, this one ended in a loss.

The violence spread outside the stadium where at least five police vehicles were toppled and set ablaze. Riot police responded by firing tear gas, including toward the stadium's stands, causing panic among the crowd.

Some suffocated and others were trampled as hundreds of people ran to the exit to avoid the tear gas. In the chaos, 34 died at the stadium, including two officers, and some reports include children among the casualties.

“We have already done a preventive action before finally firing the tear gas as (fans) began to attack the police, acting anarchically and burning vehicles,” East Java police chief Nico Afinta said in a news conference early Sunday.

More than 300 were rushed to hospitals but many died on the way and during a treatment, Afinta said.

Tragic. 

Read that the youngest victim was a 5 years old child. Senseless. 

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4 hours ago, Jellandross said:

Our friendly neighbor has a history of generally undereducated populace with the tendency to become savages once they're able to gather en masse to show their strength against the authority. 

 

 

Not limited to indons. English football hooligans are more notorious. Only in SG then people scared of law [laugh]

 

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The Persebayan supporters were not allowed into the Stadium as the authorities already felt it would trigger riots and the Aremas now will have pay the price …….. I guess Asian emotions are no better than the infamous Brit hooligans except that the use of tear gas exacerbated the situation….. RIP …. Dark Day in the history of Indonesia  

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1 hour ago, Thaiyotakamli said:

Singapore wont have this issue because the audience wont even above 100😆

Becos gone is our Kallang Roar …….. those days was very emotional 

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It is a Black day for sports, especially for soccer, and Indonesia. 

To all deceased, RIP.

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13 hours ago, Kb27 said:

what a tragedy, it's just a game !

 

174 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match

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MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Panic and a chaotic run for exits after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match to drive away rampaging fans left at least 174 dead, most of whom were trampled upon or suffocated, making it one of the deadliest sports events in the world.

Attention immediately focused on the police use of tear gas, which is banned at soccer stadiums by FIFA. The president of the world soccer body called the deaths at the stadium “a dark day for all involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension,” while President Joko Widodo ordered an investigation of security procedures.

Violence broke out after the game ended Saturday evening with host Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city losing to Persebaya of Surabaya 3-2.

Disappointed with their team’s loss, thousands of supporters of Arema, known as “Aremania,” reacted by throwing bottles and other objects at players and soccer officials. Witnesses said fans flooded the Kanjuruhan Stadium pitch and demanded that Arema management explain why, after 23 years of undefeated home matches against rival Persebaya, this one ended in a loss.

The violence spread outside the stadium where at least five police vehicles were toppled and set ablaze. Riot police responded by firing tear gas, including toward the stadium's stands, causing panic among the crowd.

Some suffocated and others were trampled as hundreds of people ran to the exit to avoid the tear gas. In the chaos, 34 died at the stadium, including two officers, and some reports include children among the casualties.

“We have already done a preventive action before finally firing the tear gas as (fans) began to attack the police, acting anarchically and burning vehicles,” East Java police chief Nico Afinta said in a news conference early Sunday.

More than 300 were rushed to hospitals but many died on the way and during a treatment, Afinta said.

They might have place a lot of bets on the home team to win. ://

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2 hours ago, Thaiyotakamli said:

Singapore wont have this issue because the audience wont even above 100😆

Oooh, the burn. FAS be like:

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I also cannot understand that kind of emotions over one game. RIP for those who were sacrificed

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Actually I don't understand. Overseas is alcohol fueled. But probably not in Indonesia. 

I don't blame the police for firing tear gas given the scenes shown. 

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