PBA: Ryan Arana’s ‘pagmamahal’ for Beau Belga gets him in trouble

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 20, 2018 08:30 PM
PBA: Arana’s ‘pagmamahal’ for Belga gets him in trouble
Ryan Arana showed former teammate Beau Belga some love, but incurred a technical foul for his actions

Things got pretty physical between Rain or Shine and Globalport on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Chris Tiu got his lip busted before standing up to American reinforcement Malcolm White, Beau Belga and Sean Anthony got entangled in a loose ball play, Maverick Ahanmisi and Kelly Nabong exchanged sweet nothings, and Raymond Almazan and White also got into it – all of this, happening in the last six minutes.

Amidst all the intensity between the Elasto Painters and the Batang Pier, everybody got a laugh in the interaction between Belga and Ryan Arana.

Right after the loose ball play involving Belga and Anthony, the former was left on the floor right in front of the Globalport bench.

While Ahanmisi and Nabong were in each other’s faces and everybody was trying to break up the scuffle, Arana approached Belga and the former proceeded to dab his towel on the face of the latter. Explaining his actions, he told reporters post-game, “Actually, gusto ko lang paghiwalayin si Sean tsaka si Beau kasi magkapulupot sila e.”

He then continued, “Yun lang, tinanggal ko lang sila, pero siyempre, yung ginawa ko naman kay Beau is ano lang, pagmamahal lang sa dating teammate.”

Belga and Arana played together as Elasto Painters for several seasons before the latter got traded.

And according to Arana, that was how the two of them always interacted with each other. “Okay lang din naman kay Beau yun, lagi ko namang ginagawa yun. Kapag natutumba siya, nandun ako lagi, gagawa ako ng konting sapak sa mukha – pero ‘di naman malakas yun,” he said.

He then continued, “Pagmamahal lang ng tropa yun.”

However, Arana’s show of affection merited got him in trouble as he was one of the four players who were slapped with technical fouls – his, for entering the playing court. “Siyempre, rules nila yun na bawal pumasok ng court kahit na ‘di mo gusto manakit o makasakit,” he said.

And so, the Batang Pier veteran will just make do with what he has been given. “Siguro, tatanggapin ko na lang. kakausapin ko na lang si commissioner, hihingi na lang ako ng dispensa tsaka ipapaliwanag ko na lang din yung part ko,” he expressed.


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