How PSSI Eliminate Violence in Soccer
PSSI gives serious attention to violent cases such as fighting and mistreatment of supporters in football matches. To reduce the potential for violent cases, PSSI is preparing a special division to approach the fans and the Indonesian soccer community.
“PSSI know that attention to fans in Indonesia needs to get a special portion. In the current PSSI work unit there is a special division of fans and community engagement area that will directly act to overcome the things and events around fans and supporters of Indonesian football, “said Secretary General of PSSI, Ratu Tisha Destria, as quoted from the official site PSSI, Thursday (4/27/2017).
Plus Tisha, the problem of supporters is not an easy affair. This is a quite challenging homework in Indonesian football, which is slice with the socio-cultural aspect of the nation.
Cases of persecutor supporters in the match Persib Bandung versus Persija Jakarta on the title of competition in the League 1 in Bandung some time ago very apprehensive. The clash occurred and one of Persib supporters named Ricko Andrean who was allegedly victim of miscommunication between supporters.
The victim was critical and unconscious before finally died at Santo Yusup Hospital, Bandung, Thursday (07/27/2017).
“I personally and at the same time represent the PSSI is very concerned about the incident that occurred. Hopefully this case does not happen again. Deep grief for Ricko Andrean’s brother. Hopefully his family is given strength and fortitude, “said Tisha.
PSSI also hope the Indonesian soccer supporters should be more mature, polite and not easily provoked to do anarchist. Football should be an exciting and entertaining spectacle, as well as representing the values of sportsmanship.
PSSI will work hard with other football stakeholders to solve this problem.
Related to this case in Bandung. PSSI Discipline Committee is working on collecting information and evidence.
The results of the PSSI disciplinary committee session decision will be announced soon and hopefully this will be a lesson for all soccer clubs and supporters in Indonesia.