News Desk (The Jakarta Post)
Sunday, November 6, 2022
AC Milan will visit Jakarta on November 13 as part of its 2021-2022 Scudetto Trophy Tour, bringing legend Daniele Massaro for a meet and greet with local fanbase Milanisti Indonesia and offering them a platform to raise money for victims of the Kanjuruhan disaster Stage to collect.
“Football is still grieving after the recent Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy,” Italian club president Paolo Scaroni said in a statement.
The fatal human crush took place on October 1 after a Liga 1 Premier League match between home team Arema FC and rival Persebaya Surabaya at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang Regency, East Java. The tragedy, which involved the use of tear gas to control the crowd by the police, claimed over 130 lives while more than 500 people were injured.
“Our visit to Indonesia wants to be a way for the club to pay its respects to the Indonesian population and all football fans. We approach this trip with the utmost respect, convinced that we can play a positive role, encouraging people to return to the To believe in football,” added Scaroni.
In the Jakarta trip, Massaro, who played for AC Milan between 1986 and 1995, is scheduled for a meeting with the club’s fans at 4pm at Hotel Borobudur, Central Jakarta.
“Taking the Scudetto trophy to Singapore and Indonesia is fantastic. The way the fans in this region celebrated our triumph at the end of last season was really impressive and something the club noticed. Having the opportunity to give our fans to give back and thank them for their support makes us all very proud,” said the 61-year-old.
Later in the day at the same venue, the Rossoneri (red and black) and Milanisti Indonesia will join forces to host a special “From Milan to Many” screening event for the AC Milan vs Fiorentina match at 9pm
To honor the memory of the victims, a minute of silence will be held before the screening event, while Milanisti Indonesia will use the platform created by AC Milan to collect donations for the victims of the Kanjuruhan disaster.
Tickets for the AC Milan events in Jakarta can be purchased through Milanisti Indonesia, with all proceeds contributing to the fundraisers organized by Milanisti Indonesia.
The events hosted in Jakarta are part of the AC Milan Trophy Tour, a global tour in collaboration with the Rossoneri’s long-standing partner Emirates, which will see the club take the 2021-2022 Scudetto Trophy on the road for Rossoneri fans around the ‘World to meet. The tour previously stopped in London and New York City, where the club hosted events for over 2,500 fans, and now heads to Southeast Asia.