- More players from Gilas Pilipinas took to social media to share their feelings about their brawl with the players of Australia Zoomers
- Among them are Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche
- They apologized for having their feelings get the better of them during the game
After Gilas Pilipinas player Terrence Romeo’s Tweet about his team’s brawl with Australia Zoomers became controversial – as he told those who were embarrassed by what happened should “convert to Australia” – more players took to social media to address the incident.
KAMI learned that Gilas players Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche have also opened up on social media about getting involved in the brawl.
Japeth apologized for what happened, saying that the players could have handled the situation in a more professional manner.
As for Jayson, he tried to justify their behavior by saying that they were only trying to defend their teammate who was intentionally hit by an Australian player. However, he also apologized to the kids and their children who were watching the game.
Andray took to Instagram to share his feelings, saying that they were just caught up with the intensity of the game and that they just became emotional after seeing a teammate get hurt. He also apologized to his teammates and team Australia.
The brawl occurred during the third quarter of the game, when Australia was leading by 31 points.
When Australia’s Daniel Kickert had a physical altercation with Roger Pogoy, the other Gilas players tried to defend their teammate.
There are speculations that the Gilas team might be suspended by FIBA due to the unfortunate incident.
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