Indonesian fans mourn death of keeper in collision with team mate

Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda of the Persela Lamongan soccer club receives medical treatment after an injury during a match against Semen Padang soccer club in Lamongan, Indonesia, October 15, 2017. Picture taken October 15, 2017. Antara Foto/Rahbani Syahputra via REUTERS

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.

Video footage showed Huda slamming into team mate Ramon Rodrigues in the 43rd minute of Sunday’s game in the Go-Jek Traveloka league.

Rodrigues’ knee had accidentally collided with Huda’s chest in the incident, said the club’s media officer Andika Hangga Pramana.

Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda of the Persela Lamongan soccer club walks before a match against Semen Padang soccer club in Lamongan, Indonesia, October 15, 2017. Picture taken October 15, 2017. Antara Foto/Rahbani Syahputra via REUTERS
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