The Stampede that occurred at the Malang East Varna Stadium, where Arema FC fell to ferocious rivals Persebaya Surabaya on October 1, 2022, claimed the lives of 174 spectators, making it a tragic day in Indonesia and in the world of football.
The Police used disproportionate amounts of tear gas to disperse the gathering, which led to the uncontrollable stampede.
Since the stampede that occurred in Liverpool on April 15, 1989, this is the largest stampede in football history. In the incident at Liverpool, 97 people perished. In addition to that, 766 persons suffered injuries.
Since the news broke that at least 174 people have been confirmed dead in the stampede in Indonesia on October 1, 2022, many football clubs have used social media to express their sorrow for the deceased and sent condolences to those who have lost loved ones.
PSG Statement On Indonesia Field Stampede
“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.”
Liverpool Statement On The Stampede That Killed 170 Fans
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the events at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang, Indonesia.
“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with all those affected at this time.”
Manchester United Comment On The Stampede
“Manchester United is deeply saddened by the tragedy in Malang, Indonesia.
“We send our sincere condolences to the victims, their families, and everyone affected.”
Chelsea Comment On The Incident
“All of us at Chelsea Football Club are deeply saddened by the events at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia.
“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.”
Ajax Comment on the issue
“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Malang, Indonesia. There should never be violence at a football match.”
“The thoughts of everyone at Ajax are with all those affected.”
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragedy in Malang, Indonesia. No one should go to a football match and not come home.
Everton FC Statement
Everton Football Club is deeply saddened by the tragedy in Malang, Indonesia.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and everyone affected.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the events in Malang at the Kanjuruhan Stadium Indonesia today.
Along with everyone who finds a connection through football, our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.
Leicester Statement on Stampede
We are deeply saddened by Saturday’s tragic events at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Indonesia.
The thoughts of everyone at Leicester City Football Club are with all those affected at this sad time.
Valencia Statement on the Stampede that happened at Indonesia
@Valencia_en laments the incidents that took place yesterday in Indonesia during a football match in Java.
Much encouragement to the families, friends of the victims and injured people in this great tragedy.
A minute’s silence will be held ahead #EspanyolValencia.
Meanwhile, given this occurrence, it seems unlikely that the affected country will host the FIFA U-20 World Cup which the country has been pushing to host.
We all at Futballnews.com wish the departed souls rest and pray that God gives those they left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.