Guiao denies racial slur but admits to dirty finger during Ross incident
Paul Lintag on Jan 19, 2018 11:04 PM
Late in Friday's Philippine Cup game, Guiao and Ross got into shouting match causing the latter's ejection from the game.
In a not-so-surprising admission, NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao absolutely denied issuing a racial slur to San Miguel point guard Chris Ross.
Late in Friday's Philippine Cup game featuring both squads, Guiao and Ross got into shouting match causing the latter's ejection from the game.
Ross never talked to the media after the game and San Miguel coach Leo Austria was the one that tried to clear to air for his player.
For his part, Guiao basically says that it was just normal trash talk.
Whatever that means.
"Wala. Nandoon siya [Ross] sa tapat namin. Daldal siya ng daldal eh. Eh sa akin naman kapag ganon, siguro respeto nalang. Lumayo ka nalang tutal mananalo naman na kayo," Guiao said.
"I just felt that... I didn’t understand what he was saying, what he was talking about. Nakipagtrash-talking din ako sa kanya. But he was right in front of our bench. And the game was a foregone conclusion at that time, siguro magrespetuhan nalang kapag ganoon. Mananalo naman na kayo. So, manahimik ka lang," he added.
Asked about the alleged "n-word" that apparently triggered Ross, Guiao denied everything.
"Hindi. Hindi ko tinawag na N-word. Ewan ko kung may nakarinig. Pero hindi," he said.
What Guiao did admit though, is flashing the dirty finger. He can't really deny that since it was caught on live television.
"Oo. Kasama na rin yun. Pero ano naman eh. It’s part of siguro psychological warfare. Malakas din siya mang-asar," he said.
"Hindi lang naman sa amin. Everytime naman na mga ganoong skirmishes. He also knows what he’s capable of," Guiao added.
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