PBA: Local athletes stand by embattled Kiefer Ravena amid doping ban

ABS-CBN Sports on May 29, 2018 05:50 PM
PBA: Local athlete stand by embattled Ravena amid doping ban
Fellow athletes are leading the way on social media in expressing support for Kiefer Ravena. (File Photo)

An outpouring of support from fellow athletes found its way to social media amid Kiefer Ravena's 18-month ban after failing a drug test by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

A random drug test result by FIBA last February showed that Ravena was positive for three banned substances that the NLEX rookie claimed was from a pre-workout drink he took.

The first year Road Warrior and Gilas Pilipinas mainstay is banned from all FIBA-sanctioned competitions until August 24, 2019.

While one and a half years is an awful long time, especially for a rising star like Ravena, he has owned up to his mistake, and has a lot of supporters in his fellow athletes and sports figures.

The hashtag #WeStandWithKiefer has been making online rounds as well, prompting fans to express their support for the Phenom.

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