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Football world mourns Indonesia stampede deaths

Updated on: 03 October,2022 09:03 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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“Paris Saint-Germain would like to offer its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the stadium tragedy in Malang, Indonesia,” Paris Saint-Germain posted on Twitter

Football world mourns Indonesia stampede deaths

Wayne Rooney and Sergio Ramos


World football united on Sunday after Indonesian authorities said that at least 125 people died at a stadium there following a pitch invasion and stampede. On Saturday in Malang, East Java, fans were crushed trying to escape tear-gas released by police after a pitch invasion following Arema FC’s defeat by Persebaya Surabaya. “Devastating to hear of the events at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia last night. Shocking news, said former England star Wayne Rooney.


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“Heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” Spain defender Sergio Ramos wrote on social media. “Horrendous news coming out of Indonesia about the events at the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang.  Some of the world’s top clubs were also forthcoming in their condolences. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic events at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia. Our thoughts are with all those affected,” said Manchester City. “FC Barcelona is pained by the tragic events at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia and rejects all acts of violence both on and off the field,” wrote FC Barcelona. 


“Paris Saint-Germain would like to offer its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the stadium tragedy in Malang, Indonesia,” Paris Saint-Germain posted on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Spanish football clubs will observe a minute’s silence before the rest of its matches this weekend in the top two divisions as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives in the stampede. “The RFEF deeply laments the tragedy and condemns any act of violence,” said the Spanish Football Federation. 

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