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Commentary: Goalkeeper's death illustrates need for proper sports safety

  • Dicky Christanto Wulandaru

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, October 19, 2017 | 08:06 am
Commentary: Goalkeeper's death illustrates need for proper sports safety Tragic end: Persela Lamongan goalkeeper Choirul Huda is rushed to the hospital on Sunday following a collision with teammate Ramon Rodrigues during a Gojek Traveloka Liga 1 soccer match against Semen Padang at Surajaya Stadium in Lamongan, East Java. Choirul was later pronounced dead due to head and neck trauma. Persela won the match 2-0. (Antara/Rahbani Syahputra)

PREMIUM The world seemed to be rolling on in its usual hustle and bustle on Sunday until a soccer game at the Surojaya stadium in the East Java town of Lamongan shockingly grabbed everyone’s attention. Persela Lamongan FC goalkeeper Choirul Huda died defending his net. The incident occurred when Choirul raced onto the ball his teammate Ramon Rodriguez and Semen Padang striker Marcel Sacramento we...