Mayor Eri Cahyadi 'Draged' By Netizens, National Team Convoy Plan In Surabaya Considered A Ridiculous Idea

Surabaya Mayor Eri Cahyadi was attacked by netizens in the comments column of his Instagram account @ericahyadi. Eri Cahyadi's plan to hold a convoy of the U-22 Indonesian national team which managed to bring gold medals at the Cambodian SEA Games was considered a ridiculous idea.

The comments column uploaded by Eri Cahyadi regarding the readiness of the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium in Surabaya held a FIFA Matchday Indonesia vs Palestine match with thousands of comments.

Most of them questioned the reason why Eri Cahyadi planned the Indonesian national team convoy. A number of netizens included the hashtags #tolakArakArak and #cantow the convoy. The convoy is considered no longer relevant because the victory of the Indonesian national team has been held in Jakarta.

Quoted from a written statement from the Surabaya City Government Diskominfo, the plan for the Indonesian National Team convoy was conveyed by the Mayor of Surabaya Eri Cahyadi while accompanying PSSI Chairman Erick Thohir to check the readiness of the GBT Stadium.

At a press conference, Eri initially expressed his gratitude to the Chairman of PSSI Erick Thohir and Exco because the City of Heroes won the trust to host Indonesia's match against Palestine on June 14, 2023.

Matur nuwun (thank you) Ketum PSSI (Erick Thohir) and all Exco, today the city of Surabaya is trusted to return to run FIFA Matchday Indonesia against Palestine. This is proof that Surabaya will always support Palestinian independence as stated by Mr. Ketum PSSI earlier, "said Mayor Eri Cahyadi.

Mayor Ei Cahyadi also invited the people of Surabaya City to attend and provide support in the FIFA Matchday Indonesia match against Palestine at the Surabaya GBT Stadium.

"So I hope that all residents of the city of Surabaya, especially all Indonesian citizens, we are present at GBT to unite Indonesia and Palestine. And always fight together for Palestine," he said.

In fact, to support the friendly match between the two countries, on June 11, 2023, the Surabaya City Government will hold a convoy of Indonesian national team players who have brought gold medals at the Sea Game 2023 event by traveling around the City of Heroes.

Meanwhile, in the evening, Mayor Eri Cahyadi will invite the Indonesian national team, along with the Palestinian national team to welcome a dinner at Taman Surya Surya Surabaya City Hall.

"God willing, we will hold a convoy on the 11th of Sunday for the Indonesian national team in the city of Surabaya. We are proud that Indonesia has brought home gold at Sea Game 2023, this is proof of our love for Indonesia and we will have a welcome dinner at City Hall with the Palestinian National Team. Please attend, because Taman Surya is open to the people of Surabaya and anyone else," he concluded.