- Arwind Santos was caught on camera doing a monkey gesture during a PBA game to taunt black import Terrence Jones
- For this reason, he has been accused of being racist towards Jones
- However, Santos is not willing to apologize for what he did
Arwind Santos was caught on camera doing a monkey gesture while on the bench during a PBA game.
This became controversial because he was doing the gesture to mock and taunt Terrence Jones, a black import playing for TNT.
It is generally considered racist to use monkeys or apes to insult black people.
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KAMI learned that Santos broke his silence about the controversy.
According to the San Miguel player, he will not apologize for what he did because he was just trying to play mind games with Jones, as reported by Rappler (authored by Delfin Dioquino).
“Sinabi ko nga 'di ba? Mind games 'yun…
"Dati naman 'di ba, pwede mo isigaw 'yan. Kami noong nasa Air21 pa ako, time nila Dorian [Pena], tinatawag din namin na ganoon, gorilla. Pero wala 'yun, pang-asar lang 'yun, sinusubukan mo lang mang-asar kasi magaling eh."
"Magso-sorry ako? Hindi. Depende 'yun sa kaniya. Kung mapipikon siya, totoong monkey siya. Kung 'di ka mapipikon, 'di ka monkey. Kami nang-aasar lang,” Arwind said, as quoted by Rappler.
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Arwind Santos is a Filipino basketball player who plays for the PBA team San Miguel Beermen. He is an eight-time PBA champion and a former league MVP.
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