Football legend Pele expresses his condolences in connection with the tragedy at the match in Indonesia
MOSCOW, 3 Oct – Three-time world champion Pele expressed condolences to the families of those killed in a stampede at a football stadium in Malang (Indonesia).
The tragedy occurred on Sunday after the match between Arema and Persebaia (2:3). Fans of the losing club ran onto the field. The police fired tear gas at the fans, causing panic and stampede. Indonesian authorities reported 125 dead.
Prior to this, condolences were expressed, in particular, by the President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Gianni Infantino, the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Alexander Ceferin, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.
Earlier, the general secretary of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI), Yunus Nusi, said at a press conference that FIFA had requested a report on the tragedy.