WATCH: Video surfaces of Ateneo assistant coach flashing obscene gesture towards La Salle bench
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 06, 2016 02:16 PM
Footage of Ateneo assistant coach Gabby Severino flashing an obscene gesture towards the La Salle bench surfaced online.
Amidst the on-court intensity of the La Salle-Ateneo matchup in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 Finals, another heated confrontation went on in the sidelines.
Former Batangas vice-governor Mark Leviste, who was wearing a La Salle jersey, took the brunt of the bad publicity when photos of him flashing obscenities towards the Ateneo bench made its rounds across social media.
And now, footage showing Ateneo's assistant coach Gabby Severino flashing his middle finger towards the La Salle bench surfaced on Twitter.
Leviste reportedly saw Severino flashing his middle finger towards the La Salle bench, which prompted him to approach Ateneo's bench.
“He was giving a bad sign. (Nagalit ako) kasi ayaw niyang tumigil eh,” Leviste said, “So I said stop it. Eh ayaw, oh eh di hinamon ko na.”
Security was able to control the commotion and escort Leviste back to his seat.
Just recently, Ateneo Blue Eagles manager Epok Quimpo called for "sportsmanship, class, and respect" from both sides.
Game 2 is on Wednesday, December 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.