Manchester United scraps Indonesia match after hotel blasts

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 17, 2009 09:58

Manchester United canceled a planned visit to Indonesia after Friday's bomb attack on the hotel where Alex Ferguson's men were due to stay in Jakarta. The English Premier League club was booked to stay on Saturday and Sunday nights at the Ritz-Carlton, one of the two hotels hit by Friday's terror attack. The blasts at the Ritz and the adjacent J.W. Marriott killed nine and wounded at least 50 more. The club said it has informed the Indonesian Football Association that it could play the friendly match against the Indonesian All-Stars scheduled for Monday. "We are working on a revised itinerary outside Indonesia with the promoters, and will make a further announcement when these decisions have been made," the club's statement said. The club said it was "deeply disappointed at not being able to visit Indonesia" and said "our thoughts go to those affected by the blasts."


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