Football Violence: After Indonesia’s Deadliest Stadium Disaster, What Now? | Insight | Full Episode

On October 1st, a stadium stampede left 135 dead in Indonesia. It’s the country’s worst football-related tragedy, but not the first. Why has Indonesian football been called the most dangerous in Asia?

Insight examines what happened that fateful night at the Kanjuruhan Stadium, in the match between Arema and Persabaya. What events led up to the stampede that claimed 135 lives?

According to local watchdog Save Our Soccer, there have been 86 football-related deaths in Indonesia. An over-zealous fanbase, poor management and the taint of corruption have created a toxic football culture in the country. Even President Jokowi has called for reform in the sport.

Will the Kanjuruhan Stadium Disaster be the catalyst for much needed change?

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