FIBA: Terrence Romeo seeks forgiveness after Gilas-Boomers brawl

Paul Lintag on Jul 04, 2018 03:05 PM
FIBA: Romeo seeks forgiveness after Gilas-Boomers brawl
Romeo was unapologetic in his immediate reactions following the free for all but on Wednesday, Terrence finally issued a proper apology.

MANILA, Philippines --- After a defiant response Monday right after Gilas Pilipinas lost to Australia by default due to an ugly brawl involving both teams, it appears that Terrence Romeo has calmed down.

[Related: FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Unapologetic Romeo will defend Gilas to the very bitter end]

Romeo was unapologetic in his immediate reactions following the free for all, but on Wednesday, Terrence finally issued a proper apology.

Posting on his Twitter account, Romeo apologized to everyone, including the Australians.

"Buong puso po akong humihingi ng kapatawaran sa lahat ng Pilipino, mga kabataan, at sa mga ibang lahi na sumusuporta sa Gilas," Romeo said.

"Taos puso rin akong humihingi ng pasensya sa lahat ng Australians at sa mga players nila. Sana po after natin mailabas yung mga saloobin natin, mag move on na tayong lahat at mag-hari po ang kapatawaran at pagma-mahalan sa puso nating lahat," he added.

Gilas naturally took a lot of flak for the incident and Romeo hopes that in time, people can learn to trust the national team again.

They, as national team players, will work on regaining that trust.

"Dun po sa mga taong nawala or nabawasan ang paghanga or na-disappoing samin, patawad po," Romeo said.

[Related: FIBA: Gilas boys starting to issue apologies for infamous brawl against Boomers]

"Pipilitin po namin maibalik ang paghanga niyo at suport sa Gilas. Kung hindi man kami, yung mga susunod samin bilang mabuting halimbawa sa loob at labas ng court," he added.

Several Gilas boys have apologized on their own as well. Now, the national team is waiting for any possible sanctions from FIBA regarding the matter.

 

 

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