FIFA has responded to the stampede at a football match in Indonesia. The incident was described as the darkest episode in football. More than 170 people died and 180 were injured.
The FIFA president informed that this incident in Indonesia is one of the football tragedies. This deadly stampede has shocked football fans and players all over the world. Reacting to this incident, the FIFA president said that it is a dark day for all those involved in the football match.
Deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this incident. Football fans and players around the world have been deeply shocked by the incident, it said in a statement. The FIFA president asked Indonesia to submit a report on the incident.
FIFA’s security rules prohibit police from firing tear gas at fans during football matches. So they asked the police to submit a report stating the reasons behind the use of tear gas. Arema FC fans could not stand their team’s defeat and entered the pitch.
The police said that the police had to use tear gas as the fans entered in large numbers. In this incident, the fans also attacked the police. Unable to control the fans at this high level, the police used tear gas, the fans had to go out through only two exits, and some fans tried to run away in fear, which led to a stampede in the stadium.