Indonesian football postpones match between stadium tragedy rivals

INDONESIAN football chiefs have postponed a match between two fierce rivals whose last game ended in one of the deadliest disasters in the sport’s history, officials said today.

October’s stampede in Malang city killed 135 people, including more than 40 children. It happened after police fired tear gas into packed stands when home supporters invaded the pitch at the end of a match between East Javan rivals Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya.