FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Unapologetic Romeo will defend Gilas to the very bitter end
Paul Lintag on Jul 02, 2018 10:55 PM
"Kami magka-teammate sa loob kailangan namin mag-tulungan," --- Terrence Romeo.
BOCAUE, BULACAN --- Terrence Romeo was defiant and unaplogetic after Gilas Pilipinas figured in an ugly brawl against Austrlia Monday at the Philippine Arena here for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
With four minutes to go in the third period and the Boomers up by 31, an incident involving RR Pogoy and Chris Goulding sparked an ugly free for fall.
Gilas' benched was cleared as Pinoys started to go after the visiting Australians. When the dust settled, a total of 13 players were ejected, four on the part of the Boomers and nine from the Philippines.
The game ended via default in favor of the Australians.
Both teams declined to give statements and FIBA will review the situation for possible penalties but as Gilas was stuck in its locker, star guard Terrence Romeo sent a tweet out, saying that the Gilas boys were ready to defend one another.
Romeo also had none of the people calling them an embarrassment.
"Dun sa mga kapwa namin players na nag sasabing embarrassing kami wala kaming paki alam sa inyo," the fiery Romeo said.
"Kami magka-teammate sa loob kailangan namin mag-tulungan," he added.
Here's the full set of tweets.
FIBA should have an official response in the coming days regarding the incident.
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