Footballer dies after horror tackle during Indonesian Premier League match
A footballer has died from the injury he suffered on the pitch following a horror challenge during an Indonesian Premier League match.
Persiraja striker Akli Fairuz (in orange) was injured after taking a boot to the body from PSAP Sigli goalkeeper Agus Rahman as the pair raced for the ball in the area.
Players, clearly incensed by the tackle, clashed on the pitch while the referee had to be moved away by security.
Fairuz was substituted but managed to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines. However, the attacker later took a turn for the worse and had to be admitted to hospital. It was soon discovered that Fairus had suffered bladder leakage and, a few days after the match, passed away from his internal injuries. Sad. May his soul rest in peace. Continue to see more photos…