Friday, March 01, 2013


Crowd Trouble Just One More Woe

As if there aren't enough problems in Indonesian football the threat of crowd trouble is never far away.

Today's Pantura Derby between Persip and PSIS was marred by incidents involving rival supporters and saw visiting fans stuck outside the stadium two hours after the game had ended as home fans pelted them with rocks and the usual plastic bottles.

Over 11,500 attended the Divisi Utama game seeing it end 1-1.

Saturday's East Java derby between Deltras and Persebaya has been postponed due to fears of crowd trouble. Persebaya, in the Divisi Utama, may lack the numbers of the IPL version but the distance between the two rivals is paper thin and security officials, anticipating a large influx of the infamous Bonek decided it was better not to issue the necessary permits and call the game off.

It is hoped to reschedule the game for Kanjuruhan Stadium near Malang at a later date.

And finally Sunday's volatile clash between Persib and Persija will have spectators present but there won't be any away fans. That is any Persija fans who do make the journey won't be wearing club colours. They may also polish up on their Sundanese language skills!

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