FIBA: Goulding's racist tweet is fake

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jul 03, 2018 08:48 PM
FIBA: Goulding's racist tweet is fake
100 percent fake.

MANILA, Philippines --- There's more to the Gilas-Boomers brawl for sure.

However, fake news have no place in the coverage of this story.

In the aftermath of the unfortunate incident Monday, a Twitter screenshot from Australia's Chris Goulding started floating around online.

Goulding allegedly said, "Philippino Monkeys!!! Trash team. Trash crowd. Trash Federation. Trash country."

Goulding of course, was the one RR Pogoy knocked down to the floor with the shove. Almost immediately after that, Australia's Daniel Kickert knocked down Pogoy.

And then the brawl went out of hand.

The "deleted tweet" obviously got the ire of Pinoys but in a report by Reuben Terrado of Spin, Basketball Australia has denied the validity of the tweet.

It's fake.

"I can categorically state that tweet is not real and is 100 percent photoshopped," Basketball Australia media manager Grant Richardson said in an email via Spin.

The Boomers declined media interviews Monday night after the game and the team reportedly left the country Tuesday.



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