Tragedi Kanjuruhan dalam Konteks Sepakbola Indonesia

Oleh: Andy Fuller. Diterjemahkan oleh Fiky Daulay.

Sepakbola dimotori oleh persaingan. Persaingan-persaingan ini berada di dalam dan luar lapangan: di antara penggemar dan para pesepakbola. Semangat para penggemar melejitkan nilai hak-hak tayang pertandingan besar di televisi. Stadion-stadion diperjualbelikan untuk memenuhi kapasitas ...

Pembantaian or Tragedi

*by Andy Fuller, Utrecht University

Ikhwan, a teenage fan of Arema, told his mother and sister that he was going off to a Qur’anic study group on the night of 1st October 2022. Of course, he was given permission by his mother to ...

PERSIS Solo: Official Statement on the Kanjuruhan Tragedy

*translated by Andy Fuller

The recovery from this tragedy will be a slow and complicated process. There are many stakeholders. Lots of listening needs to be done. For the moment, I’m not interested in listening to officials, bureaucrats and politicians. I’m not ...

The disposable lives of Indonesian football fans

by Andy Fuller*

This tragedy was entirely avoidable. And as usual, those who are culpable are likely to escape without appropriate punishment. This tragedy has long been on the cards. But, even its likelihood of eventuating wasn’t enough for the authorities to ...

Amina Maatoug & the fine art of chilled running

On any given Wednesday at Leiden Atletiek, Amina Maatoug, cuts a diminutive figure. Softly spoken, she makes her way through the loopscholing drills with balance and focus. Then, during the technieklopjes, he speed is revealed. Amina’s feet lightly touch the ground, ...

Running and (inadvertently) Winning: Jolijn Swager

Jolijn has a habit of winning races. If not winning, then at least popping up smilingly on the podium. Some of us spend our whole amateur careers without enjoying the glory of flowers, vouchers or an envelop filled with a few euro ...

Bonek dan Semangat Perjuangan

oleh: Andy Fuller

Memang agak sulit menjadi seorang ‘pengamat sepakbola Indonesia’, kalau tinggal di luar Indonesia itu sendiri. Tetapi, derasnya berita dan posting di sosmed menjembatani jarak di antara ‘di luar’ dan ‘di dalam’ Indonesia. Aktivitas para Bonek dari Surabaya (dan di ...

Bonek against gang violence

Yamadipati Seno, 6th February 2020. First published on Mojok.

All of us already know that it is useless to rely on the police to solve the problem of klitih (roughly translatable as ‘gang violence’) in Jogja. The police take so ...