Guiao's alleged racial slur sparks confrontation with Ross
Paul Lintag on Jan 19, 2018 10:25 PM
With less than two minutes to go in a sure win by the Beermen, Ross figured in a shouting match against NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, causing his own ejection for getting another technical foul.
Chris Ross was the center of more than a couple incidents Friday during the heated game between San Miguel and NLEX in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.
Ross got into it with forward Alex Mallari in the third period, causing both to be called for technical fouls for second motion.
Then, Ross got kicked in the nether regions by Mike Miranda in the fourth, causing the latter's ejection thanks to a flarant foul penalty 2.
And finally, with less than two minutes to go in a sure win by the Beermen, Ross figured in a shouting match against NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, causing his own ejection for getting another technical foul.
Ross denied talking to the media after the game but his head coach, Leo Austria, tried to make do of the situation.
Apparently, Guiao allegedly issued a racial slur towards Ross.
"That’s the word na he don’t want to hear from any people. According to Chris, tinawagan siya ng [n-word] or ganyan," Austria said.
"I don’t know but that’s what he explained to me because I confronted Chris Ross. He’s one of the most important players in my team especially in the endgame but that’s the thing he don’t want to hear so nag-flare up yung bata so I cannot blame him," he added.
Fortunately for San Miguel, Ross' ejection hardly mattered because the Beermen were already up by double digits.
However, Austria is just trying to look out for his point guard and for his team in general.
"I hope this thing is a lesson for any player especially the key players in the endgame, we cannot afford to lose players. Imagine, nathrown out siya e kung close game ito?" Austria said.
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