Riot after extra time’s red card on Arema vs Persib match


Riot at Kanjuruhan StadionRiot at Kanjuruhan Stadion

Arema FC vs Persib Bandung match that occured at the Stadium Kanjuruhan, Sunday,April 15th 2018 ended boisterous. Supporters became riot ignited by the referee's decision.

According to Arema FC Executive Committee Chairman Abdul Haris and Media Officer Arema FC Sudarmadji, the referee Handri Kristanto gave an extra 3 minutes, after the game had entered 90 minutes but the position remained in a 2-2 draw.

But then Arema FC player Dedik Setiawan given a red card for violating Persib Bandung players in injury time. This triggers the supporters emotion.

"The symptoms of a supporter's reaction is already visible, when Dedik got a red card. The supporters were allegedly upset by the referee's decision and trigger them down from the stands," Sudarmadji told reporters.Supporters, especially those in the eastern tribune, pushed down into the field. This reaction gets an obstacle from a match steward (internal safety field).

The fistfight between supporters with match stewards had occurred, to extend the incident. Physical collision between supporters and security officers widened to the official bench players. Even reportedly coachPersib Bandung, Roberto Carlos Mario Gomes injured in his right temple.

Police officers finally fired tear gas toward supporters to control the situation. The players and referees then had been secured. But fans were even more violence and attack officers with various objects near them.

The chaos could finally be stopped about 1.5 hours later. However, many victims fell, especially on the female audience. "Many women victims, probably because of jostling, but all have been handled and evacuated to the nearest hospital" said Media Officer Arema FC Sudarmadji.

Today his side opened a post to make sure how many casualties fell on that night.



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