“This is a dark day for all involved in football and a tragedy beyond comprehension. I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives following this tragic incident.”
FIFA, the international football governing body, bans tear gas at football stadiums.
“Together with FIFA and the global football community, all our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, those who have been injured, together with the people of the Republic of Indonesia, the Asian Football Confederation, the Indonesian Football Association, and the Indonesian Football League, at this difficult time.” Infantino added.
Liga 1 has since been suspended temporarily by the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, to allow investigations and improvement of safety policies going forward.