- Arwind Santos drew flak for taunting Terrence Jones with a monkey gesture
- He has been accused of racism for doing so
- For this reason, he was fined by PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial
Arwind Santos has been summoned by PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial for his alleged racist behaviour towards import Terrence Jones.
"Pinatawag ko, mag-uusap kami later,” Marcial told Rappler in a text message.
After the meeting, Marcial revealed in a statement that Santos has been given a P200,000 fine. The basketball player also needs to undergo community service and counselling.
“There is no room for racial discrimination in basketball and sports in general and in the PBA in particular. The league doesn’t allow such actions and if repeated, we will impose heavier sanctions,” Marcial said in Tagalog, as reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer (authored by Celest Flores-Colina).
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KAMI learned that Jones has complained about Arwind, who was caught on camera acting like a monkey or ape to distract his opponent on the court.
It is generally considered racist to use monkeys or apes to insult black people.
As reported earlier by KAMI, netizens were enraged after seeing Arwind’s monkey gesture towards Jones.
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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