- Gilas Pilipinas and Australia Boomers’ brawl has drawn reactions from many celebrities
- Among them is the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino
- According to Kris, Filipinos should side with the Philippine team instead of bashing them
The brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia Boomers has drawn mixed reactions from the players involved, their fellow athletes, sports journalists, celebrities, and ordinary netizens.
KAMI learned that Kris Aquino shared her two cents about the issue.
In her viral Instagram post, the Queen of All Media urged Pinoy netizens to take the side of Gilas Pilipinas.
“There was a time this quote gave me the strength to stay strong despite the negativity. ‘Do not judge. You do not know the storm I have asked her to walk through.’ It was a more than 3 hour roadtrip to get to my Bataan location for later’s morning shoot- i saw that the GILAS brawl against was all over the news.
“I read some of the critical comments, and i felt compelled to make a stand... i don’t claim to be close to them, but @coachot has been kind to me, i’ve seen Coach Jong at the Meralco Chapel, but i’ve never met @tbvrome07...
“But we did watch what transpired over & over again, even in slow-mo... The team is suffering enough, and they have given so much effort for our country. Hindi ba natin sila pwedeng damayan at suportahan ngayon na kailangan nilang maramdaman na ang mga Pinoy hindi nang-iiwan ng kapwa Pinoy?
“Wag naman sanang mabura ng ilang minuto sa isang gabi ang lahat ng magagandang alaala nung mga panahon na dahil sa #GILAS naging taas noo tayo. (P.S. kung pipili lang ako ng coach & teammates sa kahit na anong mabigat na trabaho, sa nakita kong #unity & #bayanihan nila- sila ang pagdarasal kong maging kakampi.”
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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