11 October 2008

Football -- Indonesian Style

I wonder if it is difficult to find referees in Indonesia or people willing to be trained up for the job.

This photo shows the Manager of PSIS Semarang attacking the referee in a match against PSIS Medan held last Thursday.

11 comments:

the writer said...

not only in Indonesia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/6715785.stm

Rob Baiton said...

Writer...

But the Denmark / Sweden game it was a fan that went after the referee in Indonesia it is the manager's of the teams that do the attacking.

ewiges-leben said...

Oh, this is so embarrassing! Do you know if the guy got suspended or fined afterwards by PSSI? And was the referee admitted to a hospital?

I remember when I still lived in Jakarta, I used to avoid Senayan area whenever they had football matches there, to reduce the risk of being hit by those 'bonek' ;)

Thank you for sharing the photo, Rob! And have a good weekend!

the writer said...

LOL it's just sometimes football is the root of problems.

@ewiges-leben: As long as it Jak Mania then it's ok. The supporter of my home town's team (Persebaya) are the dangerous ones. I used to be a sportswriter and had to cover some soccer matches at Senayan and everything were ok until Persebaya came for a match

Elyani said...

that is when they interpreted "attacking football" literally..LOL!

Rob Baiton said...

Ewiges-Leben...

To be honest I have not looked to find out on the suspension thing. I will look and then post what I find out.

Writer...

I guess hooliganism is not only a problem with and for fans. It seems that coaches and managers now want to get in on the act.

Must have been an interesting experience to have to cover it as a reporter.

Elyani...

Attacking football indeed.

GJ said...

Charged for assault, then life ban never to be allowed to a sporting function.

Rob Baiton said...

GJ...

Is that what he got or is that what you think he should get?

Truth be told I haven't had the time to follow up on this particular case.

I do note in today's Kompas there is another piece of news about another incident over the weekend at a football match (in Jakarta I think).

GJ said...

My thoughts on FWits like this, and in a position of responsibility in the football club. Throw the book at him and severe penalties on ever being involved again.
This is sport and something kiddies should aspire too.

Rob Baiton said...

GJ...

There definitely needs to be a ban and a fine.

Then again when you have a convicted felon and a currently serving convicted felon at that as your Football Federation President (at least I think the fella in jail is still technically the president of the federation -- I need to check on that), then it is little wonder this kind of violence takes a back seat to other issues.

GJ said...

Yes just another one of those for the "only in Indonesia" file.

I did here some moron some time back stating that he could still perform his duties as head of the soccer federation from prison. His logic was that the athletics head ran that federation while he was imprisoned. Well bugger me!!!! it must save on office rent that way.