Football is a safe sports. But not in Indonesia. Akli Fairuz was playing for Persiraja football club against PSAP Sigli when suffered serious internal injuries and bladder leakages after being harshly kicked on the stomach by the opposing team’s goalkeeper.
Akli was immediately sent to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a week later, Indonesia Yahoo! News reports. This isn’t the first reported cases (probably first in Indonesia) of players die on the pitch.
There have been several, according to this Wikipedia list of footballer died while playing either due to due to injury or suddenly fallen ill on the pitch worldwide.
The tragic incident video was then uploaded to Youtube on May 18, 2014. Watch below.