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Jakarta Has Some Fiery Soccer Fans

By Wyatt Earp | November 24, 2011

It’s no secret that soccer is much more popular overseas than it is in America. Soccer fans in other countries are like Eagles fans: ignorant and violent.

So naturally, the lack of tickets to a Southeast Asian tournament would angry up the blood. To wit:

Success-starved Indonesia soccer fans, desperate to watch the final of a regional tournament against rivals Malaysia, set a ticket booth on fire at the national stadium in Jakarta ahead of the game Monday.

Police doused the flames and fired warning shots in the air, scattering a crowd of thousands of supporters who were unable to get into the Bung Karno stadium, with a capacity of 88,000, after tickets quickly sold out.

Bung Karno? I’ll bet that stadium smells like ass.

Topics: Soccer | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Jakarta Has Some Fiery Soccer Fans”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I’ll still take hockey…….

    Most of the fights are on the ice………

  2. Robert B. Says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Saya tikdak akan kembali indonesia.

    Never again. Spent a decade there one year. Learned the language, and as a result caught some conversations the locals did not expect me to understand. “Moderate muslims” they are not.

  3. Ranba Ral Says:
    November 25th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    “Soccer fans in other countries are like Eagles fans: ignorant and violent.”

    More like OSU students. I don’t think there’s been a game where they haven’t at least had minor looting afterwards.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 25th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    LDIV – And once in a while, spilling into the stands.

    Robert B. – I heard that’s the case, and that they are not tolerant of “infidels.”

    Ranba – Well, they’re “entitled.”