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Indonesian fans caused riots after Persebaya Surabaya's first loss at home in the 2019 season

Indonesian fans caused riots after Persebaya Surabaya's first loss at home in the 2019 season

The Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium was engulfed in smoke after the Persebaya Surabaya home team lost 3-2 to PSS Sleman at the Indonesian Liga 1 2019 on October 29th.

Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium with a capacity of 50,000 seats suffered great damage after the riots in the match between Persebaya Surabaya and PSS Sleman. The home side of Surabaya received a 2-3 loss against the opponent.

This is the 6th consecutive match Surabaya cannot get a victory and is the first defeat of the team at home this season. Being too frustrated with the results and the spirit of the players, hundreds of fans rushed to the pitch as the final whistle sounded.

Indonesian fans caused riots after Persebaya Surabayas first loss at home in the 2019 season

This incident was really embarrassing because there was no conflict between the fans of the two teams. Supporters of PSS Sleman are not targeted by the home support group, Bonek. Security guards were powerless to stop hundreds of extremists.

Indonesian fans caused riots after Persebaya Surabayas first loss at home in the 2019 season

"The player's seat was destroyed, the billboard and goal net burned. We will check the extent of the damage. If we are punished, we cannot do anything. It is a rule from the Indonesian Football Confederation", Bola quoted the representative of Surabaya.

Incidents in Indonesian football caused by extremist fans are not uncommon. In late September, one person was killed before the match between Persib Bandung and Persija Jakarta, causing the country's national championship to be postponed for 2 weeks.

Indonesian fans caused riots after Persebaya Surabayas first loss at home in the 2019 season

In the match between Indonesia and Malaysia in the 2022 World Cup qualifier on September 5th, Indonesian fans attacked the audience and the Malaysian players after the home team received a 2-3 defeat.

Gelora Bung Tomo is one of the venues for the 2021 U20 FIFA World Cup in Indonesia. The riot will leave bad images when the country is the host of the U20 FIFA World Cup.

Indonesian fans caused riots after Persebaya Surabayas first loss at home in the 2019 season