The madness exploded at the end of the game as thousands of Arema Fc fans took the field
. They were furious after losing 3-2 to long-time rivals Persebaya Surabaya, a side they hadn’t lost with in over twenty years. The police then intervened and unsuccessfully attempted to calm the spirits.
As the tear gas was fired, chaos ensued, followed by panic and panic
. A five-year-old child is also among the victims, according to a hospital source. Pictures from inside the stadium show police throwing large quantities of tear gas and fans climbing the fences to get to safety.
The stadium has a capacity of 42,000 spectators and was completely sold out, according to the authorities. In 3 thousand, the police explained, they made an invasion of the field. Many cars, including a police truck, were set on fire in front of the sports facility. According to law enforcement, they are
13 damaged vehicles
The Indonesian government apologized for the incident and promised to investigate the matter. President Joko Widodo has ordered a
during soccer games. The sports minister, the police and the head of the Indonesian Football Confederation must carry out “a full assessment of football matches and security procedures,” the head of state said in a televised address.