Former Japan national soccer player Keisuke Honda (36) updated his Twitter account on the 2nd. He extended his condolences to supporters and officials who were killed in the riots after Indonesian first division Arema Kronos vs Persebaya Surabaya.
Arema Kronos vs Persebaya Surabaya is known as one of the best derby matches in Indonesia. Also, according to the report of the British media “BBC”, it was recommended that only one supporter enter before the match, but the match was held with supporters of both clubs in the stadium.
In this match, Persebaya Surabaya won 3-2. After winning the first victory in 23 years in the away match against Arema Chronos, a riot broke out among Arema supporters who were dissatisfied with the result. According to multiple media reports in Indonesia, 127 people died by midnight on the 1st, despite the police authorities firing tear gas and trying to calm down. In the midst of this, Keisuke Honda posted a picture of the stadium at the time of the riot and said, “Don’t go wrong way. RIP for all victims and their families.” I wish you all the best in peace)” posted. Since he is the head coach of the Cambodian national team, he has received comments from Cambodian SNS users, and even from Japan, he has said, “RIP” and “I’m here…”.
According to the Indonesian media “Berita Satu”, the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) is preparing to ban Arema Kronos from holding the remaining matches of the Indonesian first division of the 2022/23 season in response to this incident. It is said that
In addition, in this game, FW Yamamoto Shou (25), who belongs to Persebaya Surabaya, participated in the starting lineup and scored one goal. Midfielder Renji Yamaguchi (30), who belongs to Alema Chronos, was also on the pitch in the middle of the second half.
127 people died in Indonesian first division supporter riots. Two Japanese players also participated
Supporters rioted after the match between Arema Kronos and Persebaya Surabaya in the first division of Indonesia. 127 people, including supporters, were killed in clashes with local police. On the 1st, multiple media outlets in Indonesia, including Kompas, reported simultaneously.
In this match, Persebaya Surabaya won 3-2. It is said that he won the first victory in 23 years in the away game against Arema Kronos. In addition, FW Yamamoto Sho (25), who belongs to Persebaya Surabaya, participated in the starting line-up and scored one goal. Midfielder Renji Yamaguchi (30), who belongs to Alema Chronos, was also on the pitch in the middle of the second half.
However, a riot occurred after the match by Arema supporters who packed the home stadium. Police fired tear gas to calm the protesters, but by midnight on the 1st, 127 people had died. According to a report by Berita Satu, the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) is preparing a severe punishment against Arema Kronos after the incident by banning the remaining matches of the Indonesian first division of the 2022/23 season.