Supporters Bayern Munich show solidarity to Arema FC supporters and also Indonesian football by remembering The Tragedy of Kanjuruhan.
This form of sympathy was conveyed by Die Bayern fans by unfurling a banner in the Bayern vs Viktoria Plzen match in the Champions League at the Allianz Arena, Tuesday (4/10).
The Champions League Group C match was opened with a moment of silence for the victims of the Kanjuruhan Tragedy which reached 125 people last weekend.
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Not only through a moment of silence, the Tragedy of Kanjuruhan was present in the Bayern vs Viktoria match through two banners brought by the home fans.
“More than 100 people were killed by the police,” read the red text on a white banner carried by Bayern supporters.
“In memory of the death in Kanjuruhan,” read the black writing on the white banner.
The Kanjuruhan tragedy is not only a sorrow for Indonesian football, but for the world. On the Blue Continent, the match for the third week of the Champions League began with a moment of silence for the Kanjuruhan Tragedy.
The tragic incident stems from the defeat of the host Arema from Persebaya Surabaya, 2-3. The defeat made the fans take to the field.
But the attitude of the supporters led to clashes with the police. The clashes continued with police firing tear gas at Arema supporters.
Tear gas fired at the stands made the audience panic in their attempt to save themselves. This condition makes the audience jostling in search of a way out.
As a result, the audience stomped on each other and suffocated because of the tear gas fumes. So far the government has only released 125 people killed, including two police officers.