Deadly post-game brawl between soccer fans video circulates on YouTube
A video depicting the post-game brawl between fans of soccer clubs Persija of Jakarta and Persib of Bandung at Bung Karno Stadium in Central Jakarta on Sunday has been circulating on the video-sharing website YouTube.
In the five-minute video, uploaded by YouTube user battlehorse123, a group of men wearing attributes of Persija Jakarta fans, nicknamed “Jakmania”, was seen assaulting a male spectator who was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
The man, allegedly one of the fans of Persib of Bandung, better known as the “Vikings”, appeared to be unconscious after the beating before he was dragged out of the soccer stadium by alleged Persija Jakarta fans.
Several police officers were also seen in the video, but were seen to do little to stop the fighting.
Three men died in the chaos between fans of the two rival clubs after Sunday's game, which ended in a tie of 2-2.
The victims have been identified as Rangga Cipta Nugraha, Dani Maulana and Lazuardi.
Meanwhile, several people claiming to be the perpetrators of the beatings have been appearing on social media network sites, such as Facebook and Kaskus.com. The latter is Indonesia’s largest online community.
Through their online accounts, the self-proclaimed perpetrators insisted that they would not mind being imprisoned as long as they “could kill fans of Persib Bandung”, tribunnews.com reported. (asa)